Flannery O’Rourke first worked for the PPCL in 2000 as a camp counselor for the Pitt Mother and Child Project. In 2004, she became a Research Assistant before taking on her role as the coordinator for the Health Promotion Project. Currently she is the project corodinator for the SafeKeeping Youth (SKY) Study. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology.