Colgan Powell

Portfolio Associate

Colgan is a Portfolio Associate on the Private Client team based in San Francisco. Before joining Trillium in November 2020, Colgan worked on the Investor Network Team at Ceres, where she mobilized investor action to tackle the climate crisis. Colgan worked on several international investor initiatives on climate change, including the Investor Summits on Climate Risk at the United Nations, the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, the Climate Action 100+ initiative, and the Investor Agenda initiative. Before Ceres, she was an CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow for the County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division. During the year-long fellowship, Colgan focused on energy and green procurement strategies, effective and efficient energy use and sustainability practices, water conservation education, programs, and services for residents and business owners in Sonoma County.

Colgan obtained her BA in Environmental Science & Policy and Theatre from Smith College in 2017. She studied abroad in Denmark, focusing on sustainable economic development in Northern Europe, and Israel at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Colgan also completed the Tuck Business Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2017.

Colgan enjoys an active lifestyle, including running, road cycling, high endurance obstacle races, and recently sailing. In addition, she loves cooking and baking and strives to channel Julia Child in the kitchen. Colgan is adopted and grew up in KS and NM.

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