Class of 2002
Nanor is a Class of 2002 alumna. After KZV she was accepted to Lowell High School in San Francisco graduating in 2006. She attended the University of California, Berkeley receiving her Bachelor's of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Social Justice in 2009. She later attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2012 with a Master's of Science in Education. Nanor had a passion for education so, after graduating from UC Berkeley she joined Teach America in 2010 where she was a middle school science teacher in Philadelphia. She also taught in San Francisco and Madrid, Spain which then led her to her current job in the field of international education. Growing up Nanor enjoyed cooking and learning about different countries and cultures. Also, her love of traveling took her to many interesting destinations.
Currently, Nanor is the Lead Academic Adviser and Country Coordinator for EducationUSA Spain, in Madrid. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of advising centers around the world, whose aim is to promote U.S. higher education to international students and provide them with information and advising services as they work to access opportunities at postsecondary American institutions.
She loves the many aspects of her job. She is fortunate to get to work with many different people, institutions, and stakeholders in the U.S. and Spain, as well as be a part of a global network, which, she says keeps her work very dynamic. However, the most rewarding part of what she does is witnessing students she works with achieve their goal of studying at a U.S. university! Furthermore, she loves when they keep in touch once they are in the U.S. and share all the wonderful experiences they are having on campus.
Nanor is married and lives in Madrid, Spain with her husband and daughter.
Her favorite part of KZV was the sense of community. From classmates who were like brothers and sisters, to the teachers who offered incredible support and education, to parents and grandparents who volunteered on campus, such as hot lunch (another of her favorites!) or events throughout the year. KZV felt like a second home and was truly a special place.