Nora Yepez-Ornelas - Columbus
Nora Yepez-Ornelas (She/Her/Ella or They/Them/Elle) is an advocate, relationship builder, and change agent. Nora is currently the Manager of Community Volunteer Engagement at Besa where she builds relationships with non-profit partners and community volunteers in Columbus to create a more equitable society. Prior to returning to nonprofits, they worked in higher education where with her commitment to access, diversity, and social justice she advocated for students of color and to close the education achievement gap.
Nora engages in their community outside of her profession through volunteering. She serves as the Social Media Manager for the Latina Mentoring Academy which aims to promote the development of Latina talent in Central Columbus and along with chairing the Events Committee for Columbus' Inaugural Latine Heritage Month Committee.