Colleen earned her BA at Colgate University and her MA and PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison, winning several academic honors along the way for her study of the Classics. She has teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, and college level. While a graduate student, Colleen was an instructor for an independent high school student preparing for the Latin International Baccalaureate exam, a private Latin tutor for both primary and secondary school students, and a mythology instructor for a summer program for gifted elementary students. She loves to travel and has studied extensively in Italy and Greece. Colleen now lives in upstate New York with her husband and young daughter and enjoys running, cooking, and spending time outdoors.