Nora Yasumura holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from New York University with a professional background in cultural and racial identity exploration, community organizing, adaptive and inclusive leadership, as well as human behavior and counseling.
As a multiracial woman, she has been inspired to build cross-group coalitions, expand cultural competency, and affirm intersections of identity. Her passion for facilitating productive discussions on sensitive topics related to race, culture, sexuality, gender identity, ability, nationality, and socioeconomic class is evident from the moment you meet her.
Workshops & Consulting
Facilitated hundreds of educational workshops, keynote addresses, & trainings on complex issues related to social identity, inclusion, & equity.
Worked with such institutions as Wellesley College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Tufts University, New York University, Smith College, Dartmouth College, Bennington College, Boston College, Hotchkiss School, Kimball Union Academy, Berkshire School, IvyLeader, NAAAP, Iora Health, & New Sector Alliance.
Worked as an Assistant Dean of Student Life & Advisor to Asian/Asian American Students at Dartmouth College for over 12 years.