Colleen's work for Andrew Young School of Policy Studies fostered a talent for writing articles on social science research and public policy development. She knows how to interpret complex academic papers and craft research stories that both educate and engross. Moreover, her Bachelor’s in English strengthened her skill in the analysis of film, media, and culture. Lastly, as a former resident of the Bridger Mountains in Bozeman, Montana, she relishes all outdoor activities and knows the best techniques for rock climbing, camping, and hiking.
Colleen's interests range from science and technology news to international relations and public policy. An English major and overall nerd, she appreciates contemporary fiction, etymology, semiotics, attempting to learn foreign languages, and German cinema. A news junkie, she feels compelled to learn everything she can about the world. She also has sparse knowledge of HTML & CSS and is learning more every day.
Colleen is working on her Master of Arts in Professional Writing, with a concentration in Applied Writing (taking courses such as Professional Editing, Technical Writing, Social Media Writing, Web Content Development, and Feature Writing) and a second concentration in Creative Writing (attending courses in Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Screenwriting). She has a Graduate Assistantship in the history department at KSU, working as a copy editor for the academic journal Agricultural History.
Colleen has published numerous articles about public policy research conducted by University professors and graduates. She interviewed many scholars and outstanding graduates who influence important policy initiatives in local and international communities. She has also written profiles about influential teachers and community leaders in educational fields.
As a content marketing intern, Colleen writes and edits blog content for clients from a variety of industries. Her work requires implementing keyword requirements and crafting appropriate anchor text, title tags and meta descriptions.
Colleen has written articles on various subjects, including features on outstanding teachers, local business owners, policy research, and various others. She has been published in community magazines and university blogs. In addition, she has ghostwritten articles for company blogs as a web marketing intern.