Colleen is a development assistant with Alley Cat Allies’ Development team. She is responsible for answering the Development line and communicating directly with supporters and donors. She also helps manage the fundraising system Raiser’s Edge and other administrative duties.
Born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Colleen grew up among cat lovers and has a history of rescuing kittens. She brings her lifelong passion for animals, including volunteering at shelters and zoos, to her work at Alley Cat Allies.
Colleen received a bachelor’s degree in Slavic languages and literature from the University of Chicago. When she’s not advocating for animals, she teaches herself to play blues guitar and speak Hindi. She lives with her boyfriend and a rescue cat named Max (whose original name, she feels compelled to note, was Flame Thrower).