Colleen was born July 1, 1946 in Lawton, Oklahoma
Colleen moved to Ann Arbor in August 1967, as an undergraduate transfer student from Rice University.
She served on the Ann Arbor City Council (April 1974 - April 1976), representing the 1st Ward as a Democrat.
She served on the Board of Directors of the AATA
She served on the Board of Directors of the People's Food Coop