Colleen holds a Bachelor of Science in Printing Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Delaware.
She is an Associate Professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Ca. She started teaching at Cal Poly with 22 years in the consumer packaging, flexo, and business industry. She loves how packaging influences consumer behavior through color, imagery, touch, smell, and interactivity. Her recent research interests include accessibility and Diversity/Equity and Inclusion in packaging design.