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Colette Johnson *18

Colette Johnson leads strategic initiatives and fundraising for Ithaka S+R, a think tank with a focus on using technology to transform postsecondary education. Colette specializes in coaching high-performance teams of researchers to design and implement programs that support access and inclusion. A PhD graduate from Princeton University, Colette’s doctoral research in the field of literature and psychology examined the barriers to extending new psychological treatments to underserved populations.

Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Colette helped to pilot multiple initiatives, including a new grants program for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities that increased access for underrepresented communities and a special education program for adult students. Colette has worked as a marketing and communications consultant for a solar and water engineering company with a mission to empower women entrepreneurs. She has served multiple terms on the Council of the Princeton University Community.


Liberating the Ph.D.: Diverse Career Paths with a Doctorate (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Saturday, October 6


Sarah Rivett, Professor of English and American Studies


Rachel Bernard ’04, Program Officer, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Colette Johnson *18, Grants Associate, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Ithaka S + R

Victoria Velkoff *92, Division Chief, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau