Colina Bruce, MNPL

Bruce, Colina


Adjunct Faculty - MNPL
Director of Education Partnerships - Center for Community Engagement

Building/Room: HUNT 200


Colina Bruce leads the Seattle University Youth Initiative’s K12 team as the Director of Education Partnerships, responsible for strengthening education and support systems for 2,000 youth and their families attending Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Washington Middle, Garfield High and other neighborhood schools. During her time at Seattle U, Colina worked with families in programmatic and advocacy capacities, served as Staff Representative on the Board of Trustees Mission, Inclusion and Culture Committee, served on the Leadership Team spearheading the strategic planning process at the Center for Community Engagement, and engaged regularly with school administration, community partners, the City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools on efforts related to the Seattle Public Schools strategic plan.

With more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector,Colina has a demonstrated history serving as an advocate of educational equity for ALL students and families, working directly with students, families, and school administration to promote strategies that stimulate inclusive environments and practices linked to student achievement. Colina has served in a range of roles at various organizations, such as the College Success Foundation, Bike Works, The Seward Park Audubon Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and The Union Gospel Mission. Colina is a double alum of Seattle University, most recently earning her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership. A few of Colina’s passions include being a mommy to two amazing kiddos, eating, traveling, music, and spending time with family.