Nora Proujansky

Manager, People Operations

I grew up in rural Western Massachusetts and my own education experiences led to my interest in education. While at Eugene Lang: The New School for Liberal Arts as an undergraduate, I focused my studies on 19th-century American history, specifically early feminism and the Second Great Awakening. I interned at two schools — one public and one private — and also 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 in restaurants and eventually rose to become the general manager of a small Brooklyn-based restaurant group. My experience there taught me many skills I use here at NAF, like patience, empathy, and the ability to think on my feet (literally and figuratively!)