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Nora O'Connor

Nora O'Connor
Nora is a senior from New Haven, Connecticut, double majoring is History and International Relations, minoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and pursuing a Certificate in Security Studies. At age 16, Nora moved to Asunción, Paraguay with her family, where she assimilated to Latin American culture and learned Spanish. 
 
Last year, Nora took part in the Clements Center’s Maymester at King’s College London, which remains the most enriching experience of her life. Returning to London the following semester, she studied modern history and European security at University College London, experiencing the struggle and excitement of student life in that city. Back in London for a third time, Nora spent this past summer interning at the Henry Jackson Society, a national security think tank, where she helped conduct research on terrorism and radicalization and had a phenomenal time interacting with professionals in the London political scene. 
 
Nora’s main academic interests are the evolution of both American and British power, the Cold War in Latin America, terrorism and terrorist financing, and the violence, corruption and international criminal organizations that plague Latin America. This final interest is what Nora hopes to develop her career in, either by working in policy in Washington D.C., or as a DEA or FBI agent. In her free time Nora loves going around Austin, enjoying the city.