After a BA degree in gender studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Colleen received both her MA (2003) and her PhD (2009) from the University of California at Berkeley’s Rhetoric Department, an interdisciplinary department focused on critical theory. In addition to leading Paris Muse tours, Colleen teaches at New York University in Paris and is revising her dissertation into a book manuscript. She is also an avid equestrian, and before moving to Paris she was actively involved in the training of her horse for eventing and show-jumping.