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Colleen Gray Coll ’91 Advocates for Women and Minorities in Technology Fields

Colleen Gray Coll colors cancer cell image

Colleen Coll helped color a cancer cell image at a summit last year in Berlin. Her company is launching a coloring app (below) this summer.

For the last seven years, Colleen Gray Coll ’91 has worked as brand manager for Monroeville-based biotech business Quantitative Imaging Systems (Qi), which uses microscopy to analyze cancer images and enhance cancer research. Her work has taken her throughout Europe, and in January, she led a discussion at software consultant KDAB’s 20th anniversary meeting in Florence, Italy, about the need for more women and minorities in technology fields.

nanoQuill coloring app

Colleen is also publishing manager of nanoQuill, a coloring book—with an app coming this summer—designed to promote emotional healing and to advance research by inviting users to color images of cancer cells taken by electron microscope. When artists share their completed works on social media, Qi and Oregon Health & Science University combine these images to help generate measurements and models used in cancer research. More is on the nanoQuill website.

At IUP, Colleen wrote for the Penn and was involved in Student Government and Theta Phi Alpha sorority. In 1990, she was IUP’s Homecoming queen.