Colin was born in Cornwall, ON and graduated from Queen's with a BAH in Political Studies. During his time at Queen's, Colin was a Senior Peer Advisor at the Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (S.O.A.R.), Head Manager of the AMS Walkhome Service, and President of the Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA).
After graduation, Colin moved to Ottawa and completed a Master's of Arts in Public Administration at Carleton University. He also got involved with the Ottawa Alumni Branch and founded the Branch's Young Alumni Committee. The Committee has held several events, and has provided an avenue for the many young alumni in the region to connect.
Currently, Colin works for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, where he is a Trade Policy Officer, working on the team responsible for Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Asia, including Japan and Korea.