Nora Heffernan is the digital communications associate with the Economic Opportunities Program. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, she worked most recently with a nonprofit organization, StreetWise Partners, to advance economic equity by connecting underrepresented talent to mentorship and career opportunities. Nora hails from Ireland and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and drama studies from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Within her degree, she did a specialization in puppetry and has performed as a puppeteer around the world, with various groups and troupes. Her local performances included the Puppet Co. in Glen Echo park, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the Discovery Theater at the Smithsonian Institution, and the Kennedy Center.