Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Nora Scott

Nora Scott
Political Science, Social Work
Dallas, TX

How have you benefitted from the Gannon Scholars program?

The Gannon Scholars Program has connected me with both an abundance of supportive resources and a community of individuals who share my passion for social justice yet consistently challenge me to evolve and grow in my activism and in my understanding of social systems and intersectionality.

Why is the mission of women's leadership important to you?

The mission of the Gannon Center is important to me because I understand the transformative power and the social and structural significance of female leadership and mentorship, and of women working and learning in community with one another. My positionality both as a young woman pursuing higher education and as a Gannon Scholar allows me to work to elevate and amplify the voices of women who are all too often silenced, and to dedicate myself to practicing inclusive and just leadership throughout my college experience and beyond.

What are you interested in researching? Why?

I am interested in researching the potential connection between women's independent social and political activism/organizing and women's future political candidacy, particularly within the context of the American political climate between the years 2016 and 2020. This topic is interesting to me because it combines areas of study from both of my majors and from my education within the Gannon Scholars program.