Career Day 2020 Participants

We are thrilled to welcome back so many Mother McAuley alumnae and friends on Friday, February 28, 2020. Bios for all participants can be found on this page. Feel free to search by name, career cluster, graduation year, college/university attended, and whether or not they have studied abroad.  

Naviance Career Clusters

All sophomore - senior students are encouraged to log on to their Naviance account to view the career clusters with which they associate most. Career Day participants will be grouped together on Friday by these career clusters, and also are searchable by these clusters below. Please click on a cluster title for more details.

Participant Biographies

Please click on each participant's name for more information. 

Search by Keyword

If you're looking for a specific career, college/university attended, or more, feel free to type it in here!

Search by Pre-Set Tags

Click on each tag for which you'd like to search. These include career cluster, McAuley graduation year and whether or not they have studied abroad.

Participants

Dallas Aramburu '05

Firefighter/EMT-B at the Chicago Fire Department

Education: BA International Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • 2005
  • Education & Public Service
  • Study Abroad

Registered Nurse at Little Company of Mary Hospital

Education: RN-BSN from Saint Xavier University

  • 2011
  • Human Services

Attorney at Cotter Bowen Law Firm, LLC

Education: BA Politics and Communications from Lake Forest College; JD from The John Marshall Law School

  • 2000
  • Education & Public Service
  • Study Abroad
Mary Brennan '03

Marketing Loyalty & Strategy Manager at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Education: Bachelor's in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2003
  • Business

Member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Education: BA from St. Xavier University; MA Education from DePaul University; MA Theology from the Catholic Theological Union

  • Human Services
  • RSM
  • Study Abroad
Rosamaria Cantu '99

Medical Esthetician at Pure Medical Spa

Education: State Licensed Esthetician from G Skin & Beauty Institute

  • 1999
  • Human Services
  • Study Abroad
Ellen Youpel Carey '11

Coordinator at New York Road Runners

Education: BA History from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • 2011
  • Human Services

Process Engineer for Fruity Confections at Mars Wrigley

Education: BS Chemical Engineering from Villanova University

  • 2007
  • STEM

Assistant Professor Speech-Language Pathologist at Saint Xavier University

Education: BS Biology from Loyola University Chicago; MS Speech-Language Pathology from Saint Xavier University; Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University

  • 1989
Lisa Caulfield

Brand & Marketing Manager at Deloitte

Education: BS in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MBA from North Central College

  • Business

Physician Assistant at the University of Chicago

Education: MA Medical Science from Midwestern University

  • 1992
  • Human Services

Vice President and General Counsel at Saint Anthony Hospital

Education: BA from Purdue University; JD from DePaul University College of Law

  • 1990
  • Education & Public Service
Theresa Clancy '83

Principal at Theresa Clancy Law

Education: BA Business Administration from University of St. Thomas; JD from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

  • 1983
  • Education & Public Service
Hon. Gloria G. Coco, ret. '68

Adjunct Professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Actor on Amazon Prime Episodic, "Utopia"

Supervising Judge – Domestic Violence Courts for the City of Chicago, Circuit Court of Cook County, Ret.

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Mundelein College; Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois, School of Law; Bachelor of Arts in Radio, TV, Film and Theatre from Northwestern University

 

  • 1968
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Education & Public Service

RN at Advocate Christ Medical Center

Education: BSN from Lewis University; Board Certified Cardiac Vascular RN

  • Human Services
Sylvia Reed Curran '75

Office Director for the U.S. Department of State

Education: MS National Resource Strategy from National Defense University

  • 1975
  • Education & Public Service

Manager, Job Development at Best Buddies International

Education: BA Communications Sciences and Disorders from Augustana College

  • 2012
  • Human Services
  • Study Abroad
Kathleen Farrell Duhig '01

Attorney at Farrell & Farrell, Ltd.

Education: BS Materials Science & Engineering from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; JD from UIC John Marshall Law School

  • 2001
  • Education & Public Service
Megan Dypkowski

Fire Alarm Installation Sales at Reliable Fire & Security

Education: ADCJ Criminal Justice

  • Business
Regina Engel '12

Station Operations Manager at Amazon.com

Education: BS Science-Business from University of Notre Dame

  • 2012
  • Business
  • Study Abroad

Court Administrator Fifth Municipal District for the Presiding Judges Office Circuit Court of Cook County

Education: BA Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University; Law Degree from The John Marshall Law School

  • 1986
  • Education & Public Service
  • Study Abroad
Valerie Garcia '99

Senior Director – Program Operations for Junior Achievement of Chicago

Education: Bachelor’s in Business and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 1999
  • Human Services
  • Study Abroad
Julia Geraghty '14

Software Developer at Solstice | Kin + Carta

Education: BS Computer Science from Saint Louis University

  • 2014
  • STEM
  • Study Abroad

Manager at Deloitte

Education: MS in Chemistry from Delhi

  • Business

Paralegal Specialist for U.S. Customs & Border Protection 

Education: Masters in Political & Justice Studies

  • 1986
  • Education & Public Service
  • Military Experience

Human Resource Manager at Reliable Fire & Security

Education: BA Human Resource Management from University of Phoenix

  • Business

Special Agent for IRS Criminal Investigation

Education: Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from St. Xavier University

  • 1987
  • Education & Public Service
Nicole Filippone Hodur '09

Child and Family Programs Coordinator at Lincoln Park Zoo

Education: BA Elementary Education from Saint Louis University; MA Biology from Miami University

  • 2009
  • Education & Public Service
  • Study Abroad
Ellen Grobarcik Huntley '94

Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Deere & Company

Education: BS Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois; MBA from University of Chicago

  • 1994
  • STEM
Fran Hurley '78

State Representative of the State of Illinois

Education: Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Xavier University

  • 1978
  • Education & Public Service
Angel Idowu '12

Art Correspondent at WTTW

Education: MSJ from Northwestern University

  • 2012
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Study Abroad

Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice

Education: JD from DePaul University

  • 1986
  • Education & Public Service
Kelly Kolton '01

Marketing Manager at Stout

Education: BS Graphic Design with minors in Art History and Interactive media from Bradley University; MBA, Marketing from Lewis University

  • 2001
  • Business
  • Study Abroad
Elizabeth Kostelnik '04

Lawyer / Owner at Peace of Mind Legal Services, LLC

Education: JD from Northern Illinois College of Law

  • 2004
  • Education & Public Service

Programs and Collections Manager at the Hinsdale Historical Society

Education: BA History, BA Organizational Communication from Bradley University; MA History with emphasis in Museum Studies from University of Missouri - St. Louis

  • 2012
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Study Abroad
Alix Youpel Krupa '05

Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate at Morgan Stanley

Education: BA International Affairs from Marquette University; CFA Claritas; SRI Counselor

  • 2005
  • Business
  • Study Abroad

Commercial Casualty Wholesale Associate Broker at AmWINS Brokerage

Education: Associates from Moraine Valley Community College; BA Clinical Psychology from Saint Xavier University

  • 2009
  • Business

Occupational Therapist in District 104

Education: BS Marketing and Finance from DePaul University; MS from University of Indianapolis

  • 1994
  • Human Services
Devan Lesch '09 Headshot

Behavioral Health Associate at Linden Oaks Hospital

Education: BA in Psychology from Marian University; MA in counseling from Lindenwood Belleville

  • 2009
  • Human Services
Jennifer Lim '80

Marion H Schenk Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology; Director of Retina Service at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Education: MD Northwestern University

  • 1980
  • Human Services
Michelle Maslanka '10

Producer at Motion Source

Education: BS Mass Media - Television Production from Illinois State University

  • 2010
  • Arts & Architecture
Rosemary Maslanka '08

Territory Manager, Dealer Sales - Chicago at Global Furniture Group

Education: BS Family & Consumer Sciences: Interior & Environmental Design; Minor: Construction Management from Illinois State University

  • 2008
  • Arts & Architecture
Christine McGovern '88

Senior Data Entry Operator at the Chicago Police Department Headquarters

Education: Associates from Moraine Valley

  • 1988
  • Education & Public Service

Clinical Nurse Consultant II at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Education: Associate’s Nursing from Moraine Valley; Certification in Nursing Professional Development; BSN from Purdue

  • 1974
  • Human Services

Radiology Technologist at Advocate Christ Medical Center

Education: BS in Family Services from Eastern Illinois University, Associate's from Moraine Valley Community College

  • 2009
  • Human Services
Tracy Vizza McElligott '91

Shopper Marketing Manager at Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Education: MBA Marketing from DePaul University

  • 1991
  • Business
  • Study Abroad
Mary Kate Durkin McGarry '04

Program Manager at the Ounce of Prevention Fund

Education: BA Public Communication from DePaul University

  • 2004
  • Human Services

Designer at Blue Star Properties

Education: BS in Marketing from DePaul University; MA in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design

  • 2005
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Study Abroad

Architect / Project Manager at Blue Star Properties 

Education: Bachelor's of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Master’s in Architecture from the University of Oregon

  • 2007
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Study Abroad

Spiritual Director for the Sisters of Mercy

Education: MA, MEd, MPS from DePaul University and Loyola University

  • Human Services
  • RSM
Linda Pudik Newman '79

Register Representative at Primerica Financial Services

Education: BS Business from Valparaiso University

  • 1979
  • Business
Gina Sanchez Nunez '03

Assistant Dean of Students at DePaul University

Education: Master’s in Communication from DePaul University

  • 2003
  • Education & Public Service
Mary Swank Paradis '81

AVP Safety & Security at Marymount University

Education: MPS Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management from The George Washington University

  • 1981
  • Education & Public Service
Jeannette Pfeiffer '97

Structural Engineer / Project Manager at GRAEF

Education: BS Architectural Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering; MA Structural Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • 1997
  • STEM
Aly Plahm '12

Owner of Windy City Wishes

Education: BS in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida; AS in Kinesiology from Moraine Valley Community College

  • 2012
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Business

Graphic Designer at Ulta Beauty

Education: BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

  • 2014
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Study Abroad

Elementary Substitute Teacher in the Oak Lawn School District 

Education: BA from St. Xavier University; MA from National Lewis University

  • 1964
  • Education & Public Service

Village Clerk in the Village of Oak Lawn

Education: Certificate Master Municipal Clerk from University of Illinois-Springfield

  • 1974
  • Education & Public Service
Eve Larson Raisleger '10 Headshot

Audit and Assurance Senior at Deloitte

Education: BA Accounting and Information Technology from Marquette University

  • 2010
  • Business
Kelly Ritchie '04

Registered Dietitian at Advocate Christ Medical Center

Education: Bachelor of Science and Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Purdue University

  • 2004
  • Human Services
Meagan Rohan '96

VP of Sales at Caremerge

Education: MBA HealthCare Administration from St. Xavier University

  • 1996
  • Business
  • Human Services
Kathryn Reaney Sales '90

Operating Room Nurse at the University of Chicago Medical Center

Education: Associates degree in Science from Moraine Valley Community College; BS Elementary Education and Psychology from Illinois State University; BSN from Lewis University

  • 1990
  • Human Services
  • Study Abroad

Dentist at Romo Dental

Education: BS Biology from Saint Xavier University; DDS from Marquette University School of Dentistry

  • 2007
  • Human Services
Laura Shallow '75

Vice President at World Data Systems

Education: BA in Business Administration from St. Xavier University; MBA with a concentration in management from St. Xavier University; MS in Finance from St. Xavier University; Doctorate in Business Administration from Argosy University

  • 1975
  • Business
Anna Statham Shrader '04

Chief of Staff for the City of Chicago – Office of Emergency Management & Communications

Education: BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2004
  • Education & Public Service
Tammy Silkaitis

Senior Clinical Dietitian at Advocate Christ Medical Center 

Education: BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Human Services
Donnavieve Hamilton Smith '86

Associate Professor at North Central College

Education: BS Marketing of Textiles and Apparel from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MBA with a concentration in Marketing from The University at Urbana-Champaign

  • 1986
  • Education & Public Service
  • Study Abroad
Marvet Sweis '00

 

Attorney at MSD Injury Lawyers

Education: Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School

  • 2000
  • Education & Public Service
  • Study Abroad

Junior Associate at Greentarget

Education: BA Communications and Spanish from Saint Louis University

  • 2015
  • Business
  • Study Abroad
Alexa Weiler '09

Clinical Nutritionist at Miss Alexa Nutrition

Education: BS Food Science and Human Nutrition from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

  • 2009
  • Human Services
Carli Weiler '08

Founder and Director at Volley Chicago, Director of Recruitment at Mother McAuley

Education: BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Michigan State University; Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from St. Ambrose University

  • 2008
  • Human Services
Amie Biros Wharff '93

Holistic Practitioner at Wharff Wellness

Education: Advanced Clinical Training Graduate in Nutrition Response Testing from Ulan Nutritional Systems; BS in Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology from Indiana University; Working toward a certificate in Advanced Clinical Training in the Morphegenic Field Technique

  • 1993
  • Human Services
Angela Wisniewski Williamson '03

Boutique Owner - The Dressing Room and Clover Clothing Company

Education: BA in Fashion Business from Columbia College Chicago

  • 2003
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Business
Anne Bigane Wilson '76

President of Bigane Paving Co

Education: BS Construction Engineering from Purdue University; MS Civil Engineering from Purdue University

  • 1976
  • STEM

Senior Associate at Greentarget Global Group

Education: BA English and Psychology from University of Iowa

  • 2012
  • Business
  • Study Abroad
Jane Wojtulewicz Vana '07

Unit Manager, Behavioral Health Case Management at Blue Cross Blue Shield

Education: BS in Social Work from Illinois State University; MS Social Work from Loyola University-Chicago

  • 2007
  • Human Services
  • Study Abroad
Mary Youpel '08

Policy Advisor at the American Petroleum Institute

Education: MPA Public Policy, MS Ocean and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University

  • 2008
  • Education & Public Service
  • Military Experience
  • Study Abroad