Colleen joined the PSC in January 2022 as a technical grant writer. In this role she helps PSC researchers write, edit, and format grant proposals and applications. When she is between grants, she assists the communications team with other technical writing projects such as creating web content and co-authoring academic research publications.

Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts in Commuication and Media Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015 and her Master of Arts in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019. She joined UPMC's Internal Communications department after graduating with her master's and worked on various medical writing projects prior to coming back to CMU to work at PSC.

When she's not writing, Colleen enjoys distance running, watching women's professional soccer, sewing, and hanging out with her six-year-old rescue Boxer, Nickel.