Nora Salem is a Mexican and Egyptian American writer, teacher, and textile artist. She holds an MFA from Virginia Tech. Nora spent a year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, working on a Fulbright research project that focused on liberation theology and feminism in Muslim practice. She worked as adult education manager at the Arab American Association of New York, where she taught ESOL to a diverse group of Arab immigrants from countries like Yemen, Palestine, Egypt and more. She was an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College and an Open City Fellow.