Colleen SchwartzCoffey is the communications director for the Haas Center. In this role, she oversees strategic communications for the Center including brand management; writing, editing and production of publications and materials; design and updates to the website and social media platforms; and targeted outreach activities.
Previously, Colleen served on the team that helped launch New York University’s Leadership Initiative, a university-wide effort to help students develop the ethical and inclusive leadership to have a profound impact as global citizens.
Prior to that, she was the Director of Communications and the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at the Research Center for Leadership in Action, housed within NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The fellowship is a unique leadership and career development program for recent college graduates working in public service. Colleen also co-directed the Wagner Leadership Academy, a quarterly leadership and management series for graduate students, and a Reflective Leadership Program for MBA-MPA students at NYU Stern and NYU Wagner.
Previously, Colleen was the director of communications for the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to research and analysis of the movement of people worldwide.
She has also participated in a selective two-year nonprofit management fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation in Colorado. There she served as the director of an international exchange program for elected and appointed officials, worked on a team managing a statewide awards program, contributed articles to the Colorado Springs Gazette, and directed the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute.
Colleen holds an MA in International Print Journalism from American University and a BA in English from the University of San Diego.