Colleen R. Dodge, originally from Wisconsin, was adopted and grew up in Pennsylvania.

She attended and graduated with an associate of fine arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She went on to Graduate from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she received her bachelor of arts degree in art. She continues create artwork. She and her husband raised two children and now have three grandchildren. They live on the Menominee Reservation.

I am a conservation voter to protect our environment. As a First Nations native from the Menominee Tribe, I feel it is my responsibility to help save our homeland for our grandchildren – and for the next seven generations.