Alba Mullen, our first podcast guest, is a Blue Book trainee with the European Commission. She studied studied Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Sociology at Trinity College Dublin and got her start working in Europe by securing an internship position in Bioenergy Europe. Having secured a communications assistant role with an organisation outside the institutions, she found her experience helped prepare her for the traineeship application process. She is now working in the cabinet of Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services, and the Capital Markets Union.
Noelle O’ Connell is the CEO of the European Movement Ireland and Vice President of the European Movement International. After graduating. she began working at an EU-funded business development programme. She has worked in the Press and Cultural Section of the Irish Embassy in Paris. She worked overseas for a few years, travelling across South East Asia and South America. In many of her roles, Noelle has developed Irish links with the EU’s institutions and promoted Irish people working in Europe.
Tom is a Communications Advisor at the European Commission. He first became engaged with EU and International affairs through his volunteer work during his undergraduate degree. After teaching English as a foreign language he did a Masters in International relations and secured a Stage in the communications department of an EU directorate. Tom has since worked as a social media specialist, a speechwriter, and in policy before coming to his current position at the European Commission.