1st Oct 2012 to 7th Oct 2012

Noreen Bowden is a web editor, diaspora advocate, and democracy enthusiast. A recent returnee to the US after nearly 15 years in Ireland, she has spent her career working on projects aimed at the Irish abroad, including five years with Emigrant.ie in Galway and several years as the director of the Emigrant Advice Network in Dublin. Noreen, who was raised in New York by parents from Mayo and Kilkenny, is passionate about strengthening the relationship between Ireland and the Irish diaspora. Noreen just graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Public Administration.