Program Operations Coordinator

Colleen graduated from University of Pittsburgh and immediately moved to Philadelphia to spend a year serving West Philadelphia H.S. students as a City Year corps member.  This experience solidified her passion for working in the field of education.  She joined Teach for America and taught in Milwaukee for two years.  While working as a Teach for America corps member, she was simultaneously able to get her Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University.  Colleen then moved to Chicago in order to broaden her teaching experience and taught 11th grade English at a charter high school.  Colleen is excited to be back in her home state and ready to broaden her experience in education even more.

ccounihan@youthbuildphilly.org