Nora grew up in Washington, DC, preferring to play in the parks, creeks, and hiking trails located outside of the city. After 18 years of DC life, she moved to Ithaca to attend Cornell University and is now a rising junior. She is double majoring in American Studies and English, with a minor in Inequality Studies, thereby working towards her dream of an equal and just world for all beings. Her ultimate love and happy-place, however, is the ocean. Nora is an avid scuba diver (currently at the Rescue Diver level) and plans to work as a Scuba Diving instructor for many years following graduation. Nora feels deeply connected to nature and thoroughly enjoys exploring the outdoors, studying astronomy and plants/fungi, camping, and swimming. Nora is really thrilled to be spending her summer with Primitive Pursuits!