Photo: Nora Lamm

Job : Planner, Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture
Location : Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nora Lamm is a dual degree Master's student in Latin American Studies and Community and Regional Development. Her interest in Latin America stems from growing up in Albuquerque, a culturally diverse city with a lot of influence from the region. She earned her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont where she majored in International Studies and Geography and studied both Spanish and Portuguese. While studying abroad in Chile, Nora experienced the February 2010 earthquake, which measured 8.0 in Santiago and 8.8 at the epicenter - one of the largest earthquakes on record. This experience instilled within Nora a strong belief in the power of good design and the importance of effective urban planning and disaster preparedness. Nora hopes to work on urban resiliency and climate change mitigation issues in cities throughout the Americas, starting with her hometown. In 2017-2018, Nora received a Boren Fellowship to study and work in Brazil for the academic year.