Fort Drum, Pittsburgh & Joint Base San Antonio Program Coordinator, O2O cjshuste@syr.edu

Colleen Shuster is the Program Coordinator for Camp Pendleton’s Onward to Opportunity program (O2O).

Colleen served four years in the Marine Corps veteran before leaving the military with the rank of Sergeant. She deployed three times to Iraq and received several distinctions including two naval achievement medals and the Humanitarian Service Medal. Colleen is passionate about giving back to the military and veteran community. In 2019, she was selected as a finalist for the San Diego Women Veteran of Influence award for her work as Secretary of the Board for the San Diego Women Veterans Network.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing her Project Management Professional Certification through Onward to Opportunity.