Mara Heneghan supports the research, data collection, and analysis for multiple projects including ChicaGO Beyond’s College Graduation and Matriculation Challenge, and the High School Transitions program.

Prior to joining Urban Labs, she interned at the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. Mara holds a BA in public policy with a concentration in education policy from the University of Chicago.

She also enjoys going to the lake, sewing, and coordinating the Chicago alumnae branch of the UChicago Institute of Politics’ Women in Public Service Program.