Biography

Colleen is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. With an academic background in International Affairs and Political Science, Colleen’s research revolves around post-conflict reconciliation and restorative justice. Her experiences span the legal, education, social enterprise and government sectors, giving her a diverse range of skills that she has lent to several projects both at home and abroad. These include multiple trips to Northern Ireland, where she has studied, worked in community relations and taught university students in the field of social conflict.

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As the United States National Parks Service marks its centennial anniversary, a global group of artists have lent their creative minds to the celebration. In 2014, the Creative Action Network partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive the legacy of the New Deal. From 1938 to 1941, the National Parks Service employed …

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Rural communities in Eastern Uganda have long grappled with extreme poverty. Recognizing the potential of common livelihoods built around small agriculture, a local farmer named Anthony Kalulu saw an opportunity for a grassroots social enterprise to benefit entire communities. Demand for ginger in Uganda is high, and lack of local supplies has …

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In the center of Berlin, just beyond the trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood, is one of the city’s most beloved public spaces, the Tempelhof Airport. After closing in 2008, the airfield and large runways have become the city’s largest open space. On sunny days, the grounds are filled with children flying kites, families picnicking, and …

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Many hailed the recent UN climate change conference in Paris as a success, with a historic agreement adopted to keep global temperature rises below 2ºC. But, how do we achieve this? Climate victories across the globe in the past year show that people grew tired of waiting on slow government action against climate change well […]

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The most effective solutions meet threats head-on with positive and highly innovative thinking. This is certainly the approach behind ecological artist Aviva Rahmani’s new activist art installation. Facing the threat of fossil fuel expansions and a new natural gas pipeline, resident-activists enlisted the help of Rahmani in the quiet …

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