Carol Krause invented both CHAT DAY and National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week and manages these events every year. She is NIDA’s Communications Director and has a Master’s Degree she earned while covering the Watergate hearings many years ago. Ms. Krause has worked at both the U.S. Capitol and at the White House, and was a television reporter in Chicago and Indianapolis. She just raised 2 teenagers herself, a boy and a girl, who are now happy young adults. Ms. Krause has read all of the transcripts from CHAT DAY which has helped teach her what kids are curious about.