Kathleen Gibbons- CCS Volunteer
Kathleen has over 25 years of experience as a communications and marketing professional focused in higher education and student financial aid. Her experience includes writing and editing a wide range of communications, including business proposals, marketing collateral, website content, blog/newsletter articles and other strategic internal and external communications. A native New Englander, she moved to Colorado in 2016 and currently works as a writer for the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business.
She began her career in financial aid administration after completing her undergraduate degree as a single parent with assistance from federal and state grants and loans. While working at Harvard Medical School, she had a key role in developing a proposal for increased endowment funding designed to cap student loan borrowing for medical students. She later worked in several communications/marketing positions for various student financing and consulting organizations, combining her financial aid subject matter knowledge and writing/editing skills.
Among her career highlights, Kathleen was invited to appear on CNN’s “Your Money” cable TV show as a student loan debt management expert. She also created a unique email campaign targeted to undergraduate and graduate students, called “FinMan,” which provided financial management tips designed to help students manage their education debt. She was recognized as “employee of the year” for these initiatives.
Kathleen also has extensive freelance writing/editing experience. For over 10 years she was a freelance writer/editor for a quarterly wine magazine; her assignments included travel to France on several occasions.
Kathleen studied yoga at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA as a midlife calling, and became a certified yoga instructor. She continues her study and practice today while pursuing new career directions. She is also providing editorial support for CCS, including assistance with grant research and writing.
- B.A., English Literature; Salem State University, Salem, MA
- Yoga Teacher Certification, Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA