Mary Heffernan received a Linguistics degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has spent the past several years working as the Master Electrician and Resident Lighting Designer for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Her designs range from Theater for Young audience, New Works, Shakespeare, Musicals and Opera. Her diverse lighting career has helped her appreciate all forms of theatrical art. She has recently moved to Seattle Wa. She is looking forward to keeping her career well varied in the future.