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Nora Hand


Nora’s interdisciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences delivers keen and thoughtful analysis to every project. Trained in qualitative methodology, she integrates user perceptions and values to uncover a stronger understanding of the user experience. Her background in education, including language acquisition and educational access, has fostered a commitment to making products and technology more accessible to diverse populations and communities through dedicated UX research. Nora has a BA in both Religious Studies and French from Lafayette College and an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I lived in the same Oregon town until I was 18 and left for college—I’ve been hopping around the world ever since.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

Our culture encourages teamwork and learning from one another. I can reach out for help every day and know somebody will answer with their insight.

In your spare time (or if you had spare time), you would absolutely do this:

Write poetry or have a movie marathon. Both would involve eating popcorn.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

To live: Paris. Food, walkable, museums, and I still keep in touch with my host family. To visit: Copenhagen. Food (of course), architecture, and their snowflakes are magical!

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Design and build a forest cabin.

You cannot start the day without doing this…

Procrastinating until the last possible moment to get out of bed.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy, Kate McKinnon, and Tiffany Haddish.

Any other facts to share?

I took dance for 15 years and I still have my tap shoes at the ready.