23-Year-Old American Design Student Among Victims of Paris Attacks


Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old college student from California State University of Long Beach, was among the 129 victims of Friday’s attacks in Paris. Gonzalez had been enrolled at the college, but was studying at Strate College of Design for a semester. She was part of a Paris international exchange program with 18 other CSULB students.

No details have been released in as to exactly where Gonzalez had been when she was killed. The school is planning a vigil for Gonzalez on Sunday, reports USA Today. “I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” said the university’s president Jane Close Conoley.

Dominique Sciamma, director of Strate College of Design in Paris, also issued a statement on the school’s Facebook page. “I had hoped with all my heart that no one from our community would be affected by these criminal acts. Unfortunately, this was not the case.” Other students from the Paris design school had been injured but “are now out of danger.” According to the LA Times, Gonzalez had been part of a team that won second place in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

More information about the victims of the attacks is being released. Nick Alexander, who was working the Eagles of Death Metal’s merchandise table throughout their European tour, was killed during the attacks at the Bataclan.

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Image of Nohemi Gonzalez from Facebook via USA Today.

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