Nora Bond joined the University Chaplaincy team in December 2019 as Program Manager. She coordinates programs and outreach efforts to integrate University Chaplaincy with all areas of the university and with external partners.
Nora develops and manages departmental outreach and communication strategies for the University Chaplaincy to establish lively engagement with undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty, and local organizations. She is charged with overseeing the signature events of the University Chaplaincy, and she supervises the incredible student staff team who work with the office.
Nora holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and a Master of Arts in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts. She believes spiritual development is an essential component to education and student wholeness. Previously, she was the Interfaith Advisor in the Religious & Spiritual Life Department at Mount Holyoke, and she currently serves on the advisory board of Convergence on Campus, an organization that consults with colleges and universities to improve campus climates for religious, secular, and spiritual identities.
Nora is a certified spiritual director, a role that lets her sit with questions of meaning and purpose with folks of all ages. She is a contributing author in Co-Human Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity to Bridge Divides, a resource compiled through the Harmony Interfaith Initiative. She sits with Quakers in Cambridge, MA.
Nora is a proud and grateful sister, daughter, cousin, niece, friend, and godmother. She most enjoys sharing meals, and training her enormous, friendly dog, Samson.