Nora Ankrum is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where she focuses on energy and environmental policy. She is also a European Studies Fellow with a concentration in Czech and a focus on governance in the European Union. She holds a BA in English with a minor in Czech from The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to LBJ, she was the Associate News Editor at The Austin Chronicle, where she covered local politics and policy-making with an emphasis on energy, the environment, and urban development. She also worked as a research assistant for journalist Lawrence Wright on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Follow Nora on Twitter @NoraAnkrum.