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Colleen has significant experience working with U.S local and state governments and international non profits and IGOs on issues at the intersection of health, environment, and emergency management.


  • MPP, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • BS, Human Biology and Society, University of California, Los Angeles

Delivery Experience

Colleen has supported 4 of the 10 U.S. cities in the Bloomberg Harvard Data Track Initiative, in their COVID-19 response and recovery plans by guiding them to access new data sources and implement digital tools to improve data analysis and visualization. She also worked with public health experts to develop a vaccination toolkit for the U.S. conference of mayors.

Other Experience

Prior to joining DA, Colleen worked with U.S. local and state governments on equitable emergency management and response policies. She also partnered with the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change to publish a report which informs policymakers on implementation considerations of a Community-Based Flood Early Warning System in the Himalayas. She lead over a dozen stakeholder interviews in Nepal with residents, local and regional government officials, and IGOs to inform the recommendations published in the report.

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