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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This spring, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new environmental agenda. He unveiled his plan not at City Hall, or from the iconic greens of Central Park, but from Hunt’s Point in the South Bronx—a community struggling with poverty and environmental hazards brought by multiple waste transfer stations. From the headquarters …

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What happens when Tinder meets the Israel–Palestine conflict? A new dating and friendship app that aims to tackle misperceptions fueled by segregation and spark meaningful dialogue between young Isrealis and Palestinians. Designed by New York-based developer Matthew Nolan, Verona is a new app that is specifically meant to connect Israelis and …

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On Thursday, May 14, an unprecedented alliance took a stand against the North American coal industry. The historic gathering brought together nine tribes from Montana, Washington, and British Columbia to oppose a permit for what would be North America’s largest coal export terminal. All nine tribes signed a declaration urging the US Army …

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Nev Hyman is famous in the surfing world for founding Firewire, one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers of surfboards. What’s lesser known is the company’s core principal of sustainability. This mission toward sustainability brought Hyman from surfboards to housing with his new initiative, Nevhouse. The …

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This fall, a new kind of public school will open its doors for a new era of students in Owensboro, Kentucky in the United States. The Owensboro Innovation Academy is demonstrative of the innovation it aims to teach. Housed in the local Center for Business and Research (CBR), and with a curriculum focused on technical […]

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