Along with teaching public policy and international affairs courses at DePaul, Molly O'Donnell is Director, Emerging Leaders at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to The Chicago
Council, O'Donnell worked at Heartland International as a program director
where she oversaw programs funded by the US State Department in Kenya,
Nicaragua, and Belize. Before moving to Chicago, O'Donnell was a museum
director for many years in Missouri. She has a PhD in anthropology, an MA in
international public service, and an MA in art history. She passed the Foreign
Service Officers exam in 2010.