I’m Nora, a current Civic Digital Fellowship Design Fellow at the U.S. Department of State and a Digital Design grad from The New School/Parsons’ Individualized Studies program. My roundabout college journey has included a year studying Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan through the National Security Language Initiative, four semesters as a Systems Engineering/Industrial Design student at the University of Illinois, a semester traveling the world via ship as CY Tung Scholar on Semester at Sea, and four months gaining skills in full-stack design as a UX/UI design student at DESIGNATION

Within design, I’m passionate about emerging technologies, self-directed learning/maker education, and using design to improve people's lives and the world we live in. When I’m not designing, I enjoy drinking fancy teas, napping, biking, and adventuring around the many interesting neighborhoods of Chicago. 

If you would like to get in touch feel free to reach out via email at noracbenson@gmail.com.