Nora Proujansky

Senior Coordinator, Administration

I grew up in rural Western Massachusetts and my own education experiences at Greenfield Center School and Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter High School lead to my interest in education. While studying at Eugene Lang: The New School for Liberal Arts as an undergraduate I focused my studies on 19th century American history, specifically early feminism. I also worked as a nanny after class and interned at two schools — one public and one private. I later interned at the New York Historical Society. I learned a lot at my internships, mainly that I didn’t want to be a historian or a classroom teacher. But I would never have known that without the hands-on experience. Following graduation, I worked restaurants and eventually rose to become the general manager of a small Brooklyn-based restaurant group. My experience there taught me many things: patience, empathy, understanding, and the ability to think on my feet (literally and figuratively!) I am excited to be working with NAF!