Colleen joins the USGLC after serving as the Manager of Field Operations at BIPAC, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee. In this role, Colleen built and strengthened strategic relationships with leading state business organizations and supported their advocacy efforts. Prior to joining BIPAC, Colleen worked as a legislative intern in the Capitol Hill office of then-Senator John Kerry and in the district office of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. She was also honored to participate in the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where she analyzed the three “Ds” of foreign policy: diplomacy, development, and defense. A proud native of Buffalo, N.Y., Colleen graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Political Science.