Noreen has has served as Operations Manager for the Information Architecture Institute for eight years and has worked as a consultant to the Municipal Art Society, Behind the Book, Cushman & Wakefield, Alaric Compliance Services, Data Design Systems and the American Museum of Natural History on web design and usability projects. She has worked as an operations manager for Pricewaterhousecoopers’ global website, a researcher/librarian with Price Waterhouse’s real estate advisory group, and a bibliographic assistant and digital repository intern at Columbia University.
In addition, Noreen has served on the board of a not-for-profit web design organization, Virtuous Reality Interactive, Inc. and continues to be active in a number of professional organizations in the fields of website development, information architecture and usability. Noreen is involved with the Information Architecture Institute on the Mentoring, Education and Job Board committees. She is a long-standing coordinating member of GISMO, a NYC-based chapter of the New York State Geographic Information Systems Association. She currently serves on GISMO’s Board of Directors and has been leading their online community activities since 1996. Noreen is also active with Columbia College Women (CCW), an alumnae association, where she chaired the CCW Mentoring Committee for many years, matching students with alumnae mentors. While serving on the board of Virtuous Reality Interactive, Inc., a not-for-profit web design and education initiative, Noreen participated in the education of middle school students on the Pine Ridge Reservation near Rapid City, South Dakota. This experience and her experience with the Municipal Art Society and GISMO have been valuable in her pursuit of online community development projects.
Noreen holds a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute, where she earned concentrations in Digital Humanities and User Experience. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Columbia University.