Nora Waters graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with degrees in Gender and Women’s Studies and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies. After completing her Bachelors, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. While grassroots organizing in New Orleans’ decentralized school system, she learned the power of movement building through the collection of personal narratives.
After finishing AmeriCorps, she returned home to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to better understand her own roots. Over the past year, Nora has been recording her grandmother’s stories and dreaming about how oral history can be used to discuss identities, privilege, and redistribution of wealth and power. She is thrilled to be part of this year’s OHMA cohort to continue exploring these themes.