We are excited to introduce another new member of the Women’s Center team, Nora Arkin!
Nora is joining us as our Body Positive, Eating Disorders Education Coordinator. In this position she will be working with our Body Positive interns to promote body positivity at U.Va. and help create an environment that embraces an understanding of “Health at Every Size.”
Although she joins us now as an official staff member, Nora is not an unfamiliar face at the Women’s Center. Having spent her three previous years of graduate school working with Body Positive, she is well acquainted with the interest and mission of the program. She helped lead Body Project intervention groups on Grounds and emceed the Perfect Illusions event last fall, where individuals share stories related to eating disorder recovery.
She may be a Body Positive veteran, but she finds there is still quite a bit to be excited about in her new position. “I am excited to have the opportunity to do outreach and work with so many different students and staff in this new role.”
As part of her work with the Women’s Center, she will be researching the impacts and effects of the Body Project for her dissertation. She is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral student in the Curry School of Education.
Aside from her work in the Women’s Center, Nora works as a therapist for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) under the U.Va. Department of Student Health.
Working for the Women’s Center, CAPS, and working on her dissertation obviously keeps Nora incredibly busy. When she does find time to take a break, she likes to spend her time exploring new places, hanging out with friends or family, and generally enjoying the time to relax. She is originally from Georgia, but has lived in Charlottesville for four years, enjoying the mountains, lakes, rivers, and natural surroundings available to her.
Welcome to the Women’s Center team, Nora!