In May of 2023, Aurora graduated Summa cum Laude from Warren Wilson College with a BS in conservation biology. She is passionate about wildlife connectivity, climate-based policy, and conservation education. Aurora worked as a research intern for the National Parks Conservation Association. During her undergraduate research, she designed and carried out a complex GIS analysis to help predict the best location for a new wildlife overpass on Interstate 40. Aurora is also involved in the artistic scene of Asheville performing in multiple musical projects such as her original band Sun Goblin, and is a competing member of the Asheville Slam Poetry Team.