Colleen Downie is based in Boston where she manages the visual brand, communications, fundraising campaigns, oversees the website and social media, and supports other marketing initiatives. 

Colleen comes to Education Pioneers with a background in design and the nonprofit sector. She began her career as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Generations Incorporated where she first started working in education–first managing a literacy program and then working on their marketing team. During her time with Health Leads, she co-led their rebranding campaign and implemented various design and communications systems. After a brief foray in the private sector, her firsthand experience observing the challenges and success within the social sector motivated Colleen to return to her nonprofit roots and Education Pioneers.

Colleen received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and certificate in Material Culture from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In her spare time she loves exploring Boston and the North Shore, walking, baking, and crafting.