Bachelor of Journalism/Political Science, Marquette University, 1986. Master of Arts of Philosophy, DePaul University, 1994.
Associate editor, Scott Periodicals, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1987-1988; special projects editor, Peter Li Public, Chicago, 1988-1989; marketing assistant, Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler Peat Marwick, Chicago, 1989-1991; knowledge manager, Andersen Cons., Chicago, since 1991.
Member Journalism Honor Society, Political Science Honor Society, Jesuit Honor Society.
Married Geoffrey Carl Welch, November 12, 1994.