Colleen Brady earned PhD at Michigan State University, where she studied the impact of different breeding systems on hormones in mares. Following graduation, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University, where she is primarily engaged in both formal and informal teaching efforts. She provides content leadership to the Indiana 4-H Horse Program, and participates in various educational activities for adult horse owners. Her research emphasis is on the use of digital technology to enhance the education of youth and adult horse owners, and students. Currently, she is working on projects with the International Museum of the Horse, the USDA and eXtension Horses. Colleen also rides dressage, and hopes to someday earn her USDF Bronze Medal.