Ora is a Biologist/Course Leader with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the National Conservation Training Center. In this capacity, Ora is responsible for planning, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training courses, and serving as the Liaison to NCTC's Friends and Shore Bird National Partnerships.
During her career Ora has directed and coordinated training and programs for the Department of Interior and several non-profits in a variety of areas including: News Media, Congressional Operations, Volunteer Recruitment and Management, Conservation Partnerships, Grant Writing, Communicating Science, Negotiation Skills, Mentoring, Inland Oil Spills, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of USA, and served as President GSUSA-Board of Directors at Council located in Martinsburg, WV.
Ora's career with the Department of Interior tenure has served several federal government agencies with a career span of expertise from Teaching, Research Biologist, National Park Ranger, to that of Course Leader. She was also selected as one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service #Science Woman in 2015.
Ora holds a B.S. degree in Microbiology from Southern University in Louisiana, M.S. degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University in WV, M.A. degree in Communication Studies from West Virginia University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Stepping Up to Leadership Development Program.
Ora lives near Charles Town, WV with her husband. She enjoys family, and quietness with moments of stillness.