Zora grew up in Western Massachusetts where she found her love of nature through playing in and exploring the nearby forests and farms. She always felt a deep connection with the natural world and took every opportunity to be outside. As a young child, Zora attended a nature-based elementary school whose curriculum fostered and perfected her connection to nature. Zora started her journey as an early educator through returning to her alma mater and working as a summer teacher and a substitute teacher for the nursery classrooms. She worked for an ecosystem adventure program for preschoolers where she fell in love with connecting her passions for nature and young children through outdoor education programs. Zora felt inspired through seeing the joy and the growth that the children experienced in nature. She has ample preschool teaching experience and also volunteered in the art studio at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art where she learned about the Reggio-Emilio method through the context of art and stories. She currently attends Haverford College where she studies Anthropology with a focus on education and dance, plays for the varsity field hockey team, and works during the school year in the preschool afterschool program. In her free time, Zora enjoys running, taking dance classes, and exploring new places.