Nola Theiss

Nola Theiss

Nola Ilchene Theiss
Class of 1964 ~ West

Nola Theiss has worn many hats in her life and traveled down three different career paths. She has taught English and photography, owned her own business, and has served as the Mayor of Sanibel Island, Florida. She is currently the Founder and Executive Director of "Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships." She has spoken about human trafficking to over 14,000 people in five countries, helping to increase awareness of this problem and calling others to action throughout the world.

Nola Theiss holds a Masters in Public Administration as well as degrees from Johns Hopkins and the University of Illinois. She fights against human trafficking through public awareness, using her multitude of talents and experiences.

Memories of Leyden: "Mr. Loprieno and his willingness to go the extra mile with students who needed to learn about the larger world is my best memory. My love of art, history, and sense of dedication to those in need came from him, and my feeling that I could and must make a difference was his gift to me."