Colleen Smith Costello

Head of Social Impact, Relativity

Chicago, IL, USA
Cohort: Points of Light, Houston, 2015

Colleen Costello is the Head of Social Impact at Relativity, a Chicago-based e-discovery software company, where she is responsible for the strategic design and implementation of Relativity’s corporate social responsibility programming. Through this work, Relativity seeks to bring an increased level of economic mobility and justice to our communities through financial investments, volunteerism, targeted education programming and community partnerships. Currently, she is launching Relativity Fellows, a new program to provide e-discovery skills and software training to individuals who would not otherwise have access to careers in the legal industry. Prior to Relativity, Colleen was the Director of Development at Teach For America - St. Louis, where she led efforts to raise the financial and social capital necessary to support 700 educators serving 20,000 low-income students in the region. She began her career through Teach For America as a middle and high school teacher. Colleen holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Louis University. She was recently an inaugural member of the Elevate Fellowship through Teach For America and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Colleen is passionate about education, technology and workforce development.