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Nora Smith, 18, was raised in Detroit and is currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh where she intends to double major in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. While in high school, Nora founded a mental health awareness club called My Mental Health Matters. She currently works in the Youth Development Lab at her university, studying adolescents’ perception of risk and was recently elected business manager of the school’s Campus Women’s Organization, a gender equality advocacy group. In Nora’s free time she enjoys being with her family and dog, eating bagels, and exploring new museums.
Channel Kindness is a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. It is a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community. By highlighting the people and organizations that are doing good in their communities, Channel Kindness’ audience is inspired to create a kinder and braver world, one story at a time.