Colleen Burson-Ryan

Colleen Burson-Ryan

Assistant Director of College Counseling

B.A., University of California, Davis
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Notre Dame de Namur University
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education

Colleen is a native of San José, California and joined OHS in 2018. She earned a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from UC Davis and her Teaching Credential in Spanish from Notre Dame de Namur University. She continued her studies at Harvard University, focusing her research on predictors of academic success and persistence of secondary students in the United States. She worked as a Spanish Teacher and International Program Director at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA, providing college counseling support for domestic and international students. She also worked as a Reader for Stanford Undergraduate Admissions.  

Colleen is a polyglot who enjoys traveling and has journeyed to over 20 countries to date. In her free time, Colleen enjoys Netflix, Audibles, and the gym.