Nora Sweeney

Nora Sweeney is the Assistant Director for the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Career and Professional Development Office. Nora creates professional and career development programming, supports employer and alumni engagement, and meets primarily with master’s-level students in one-on-one and small group advising. Nora is also the Professional Development Instructor & Career Advisor for the CDC UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program where she leads professional development programming for undergraduate and recent bachelor’s degree-holding students each summer. She is an active member of FSPH’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and enjoys collaborating with students, staff, and faculty to design inclusive, data-driven programming that fosters community-building. Nora’s background in education and program development ranges from teaching kindergarten to expanding a K-8 English as a Second Language program. Prior to joining UCLA Fielding's Career and Professional Development Office, Nora worked as an Academic & Career Advisor at Tulane University where she supported undergraduate exploratory students and evolved her motivational interviewing advising philosophy of engaging students as the experts of their own professional and personal development. Nora graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Cognitive Neuroscience and Spanish from Temple University.

Nora assists with: 

  • Strengths-based career counseling for students and graduates 
  • Master’s-student (MPH, MS, MHA, Executive MPH, MPH for Health Professionals) internship search and career exploration for all job markets, including industry, government, non-profit, and consulting 
  • Interview preparation and job offer negotiation  
  • Employer recruitment, and graduate/student engagement 


  • BA, Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA