Caroline McAteer has worked at DePaul University for over 14 years and currently manages employer relations for the Career Center. In this role, she is responsible for building relationships with employers who are interested in hiring DePaul interns and helping students connect to internships. Her previous experience includes working as a recruiter at a staffing firm and outside sales in the telecommunications industry.
Caroline was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a teenager. Her personal experience with this often misunderstood disease has led to her desire to raise awareness of epilepsy, and she is thrilled to do so through the Danny Did Foundation.
In addition to her work with the Danny Did Foundation, Caroline is serving her 10th year on the board of directors for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. She is also a board member of Personal PAC and the State of Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (ICHIP) and is a member of the Leader Council of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Caroline is a 2014 graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, a fellowship that trains women to become effective leaders in Illinois government and politics.
She holds a BA in public relations from the University of Dayton and an MS in public service administration from DePaul University.
Caroline is honored to advocate on behalf of the epilepsy community in this role for the Danny Did Foundation. She lives with her husband and their young daughter Norah, who is her pride and joy, in Chicago. She began her term as president of the DDF board of directors in April 2014.