Coleen is a graduate of Gallaudet University in 1985, then Lamar University in December 2004 with Masters degree in Deaf Education and Deaf studies. She began her career first as residential educator and then, as a caseworker. Now she is an Educator. Back in 2003, while pursuing her masters degree, she rediscovered her passion in teaching ASL and has taught in both secondary and post secondary education. Currently she has a full time teaching position at Texas School for the Deaf and is an adjunct at Austin Community College. Her interest are in reading, bicycling and camping.