Colin was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and immigrated to the United States at the age of two. Colin graduated “Outstanding Graduate” from Western Washington University in 2016 with a double major in Political Science, Canadian-American Studies, and a minor in English. During his undergraduate Colin focused on international relations and the Canadian Arctic. After becoming a United States Citizen in 2017, Colin applied to become a Peace Corps Volunteer. He served in the Peace Corps in Peshkopi, Albania for 27 months as an education volunteer for grades 3-12 and completed his service in March 2020. Now in his first year pursuing his Masters in Urban Planning, Colin hopes to work on cross-border environmental and long-range regional planning topics.