Nora Gonzalez was born and raised on the U.S. and Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso, the country's leading Latino serving University. Growing up with the beauty of the region's binational community, and also witnessing the violence that enforces our southern border, she began organizing around immigrant rights. By focusing on ICE detention and the LGBTQ+ community, she created a program at her former organization that serves transgender and queer migrants in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Nora connected them to legal services so that they could access asylum in the U.S., as well as housing and medical resources on both sides of the border. Outside of work, she volunteers as a steering committee member for an immigration bond fund called Fronterizo Fianza Fund which serves detained people across the Southwest region. Nora enjoys painting, going to concerts, and exploring lakes and rivers.