Eithne graduated from the University of Limerick in 2003 with a BA (Hons) Public Administration and went on to complete a Diploma in Public Relations from Griffith College Limerick. She has been an employee of the University of Limerick since 2003, working initially in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance followed by the Research Office. She joined the Enterprise Research Centre/Ulearning in July 2007 and works in the Educational Programmes division where she is responsible for the coordination and administration of the distance learning programmes.