Colleen serves as the Economic Empowerment Specialist at HIAS Pennsylvania. In this role, Colleen connects clients to career mentors, coordinates with the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union to provide financial literacy programs, and oversees digital literacy workshops. Colleen is new to Philadelphia, and she is excited to get to know the city alongside her clients. Before working at HIAS PA, Colleen was the Legal Education Coordinator with NJ LEEP, where she supported college access and career readiness programs for high school students in Newark, New Jersey. Colleen attended Seattle University, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Arabic and Business Administration. Colleen is originally from Spirit Lake, Idaho, and she is happiest when she is near a body of water.