Julie Bodam Macartney ’98
Majored in Political Science/History and International Studies
Special Assistant to the VP of International Programs and Operations (VP-IPO), CARE U.S.A.
With 14 years of experience in international development in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Julie Bodam Macartney currently serves as the special assistant to the vice president of international programs and operations at CARE U.S.A. The mission of CARE U.S.A. is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Julie is responsible for supporting the vice president in the execution of all aspects of the department’s mandate including providing day-to-day support to the deputy regional directors and six regional management units in Latin America, West Africa, Southern Africa, East and Central Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
“At Illinois College I gained the skills and knowledge needed for finding my personal success. I came away from IC with experiences, academic and applied learning that serve me in my professional and personal life. My education at Illinois College was, without a doubt, the first step of a lifelong journey of learning, personal growth and development.”
“Doing what you love and following your academic interests, no matter what they might be, leads to success -- peace in your heart, confidence and joy. The time I spent at Illinois College led me to discover my passions and explore my curiosities.”