Colette earned her bachelor’s degree in  Biology from Bryn Mawr and Music from Haverford Colleges, where she was often guest soprano soloist with the BrynMawr/Haverford Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is pursuing a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University combining music and science education. She is  on faculty at Columbia Secondary School (CSS), where she teaches science, is the Athletics Director, the Executive Function Director, conducts the middle school choir, and coaches the cheerleading team .She is also on faculty at Columbia University where she teaches voice for the music department.


A classical, operatic, and musical theater vocalist, Colette has performed throughout Hawai’i, continental US, and Italy, including as a guest soloist with the Apollo Orchestra, Landon Symphonette, and at the White House. She won the VSA International Performing Artist Competition sponsored by the Kennedy Center, where she performed at and lectured before the Maryland State Legislature, and the US. Department of Education on Music and Arts Education. When she isn't performing she can be found cheering and tumbling for the Columbia Lions cheer team.