A degree in business and an award for her debating skills led Colleen Karpinsky '01 to pursue a career in law. She is now a senior leader at Dyn, a global Internet technology company with clients like Twitter, Pandora, Etsy, and Zappos.
She is vice president of talent and legal at Dyn in Manchester, N.H., where she uses her human resources and legal background to attract talent and manage customer relationships. Before joining Dyn, she worked as a corporate transactional and employment law attorney at New Hampshire's largest law firm, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton.
Karpinsky is also active on the community level, as secretary of the Manchester Young Professionals Network and an investment volunteer with the Heritage United Way and a mentor with Team in Training, which raises funds for leukemia and lymphoma research. She also has served on committees for the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Workplace Initiative Against Domestic Violence.
Karpinsky graduated with a degree in business and a certificate in international relations and was a noted debater. During her senior year on the college's debate team, she earned a first place finish at the National Forensic Association's championship tournament. She regularly returns to Saint Anselm to help the debate team prepare for competition.
She earned her law degree at the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law, where she was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.