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Meet the Veteran Liaisons

Veteran Liaisons are DePaul students with prior military experience who can help you connect with benefits and resources, as well as provide support in transitioning to academic life.

Our Veterans Liaisons

Bridget Keane

Bridget Keane served five years in the United States Marine Corps, first as a public affairs specialist at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, then as a Marine Security Guard. During her tour as a Marine Security Guard, Bridget served at embassies in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nassau, Bahamas. She is currently a senior at DePaul University pursuing her bachelors in public relations and communications. She looks forward to assisting student veterans and providing them with the resources to help during their transition from active duty. If you have any questions for Bridget, feel free to email her at bkeane1@depaul.edu. ​

Heather Duke

Heather Duke served six years on active duty in the United States Navy. She was first stationed in Sasebo, Japan as a hovercraft deck mechanic for Assault Craft Unit-5 Western Pacific Detachment as one of the first women in a previously male only unit. During her three years she deployed every year with ships like the USS Tortuga and the USS Essex. On her first deployment she was able to spend two weeks in Australia, one of her favorite countries.

After three years overseas, she came back to the United States to be stationed on the USS Gravely DDG107. As a plank owner she was promoted to Gas Turbine Mechanical Second Class Petty Officer. 

As a senior at DePaul studying computer science with a concentration in software engineering, Heather hopes to one day use her mechanical and chemical knowledge combined with her love of programming. She looks forward to assisting veterans with the tools and information they need to succeed here at DePaul and find a fulfilling career after graduation. Snipe for Life! ​

Eric Welps

​Eric Welps served four years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Yankeetown, Florida as a boat crewman and in Seattle, Washington as a Food Service Specialist. He is currently in his senior year at DePaul University pursuing a  bachelors degree in public relations. He hopes to help fellow veterans make a seamless transition from active duty back to life as a student. Eric is eager to welcome all newcomers to the community. If you have any questions for Eric, please email him at ewelps@depaul.edu