Staff & Advisors

Nora Smiley

Director of Development


Nora joined the staff of Partners for Dignity & Rights in 2020. She had previously consulted for Partners for Dignity & Rights and the Dignity in Schools Campaign, supporting research on the low-wage labor landscape, the launch of A New Social Contract, and the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s Week of Action. 

In prior roles, Nora engaged in international legal advocacy to prevent sexual violence against internally displaced persons, led searches for senior level positions at social justice and human rights organizations, and provided direct services at a residential group home for adolescent girls

Nora received a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, where she interned in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (now the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic). Email nora (at)

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