Ms. Colliver received her B.A. degree in Political Science from Ohio University in 1999. Upon graduating, she began working for Governor Bob Taft and was later employed in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Maureen O’Connor.
Ms. Colliver is a 2008 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. During law school, she served as an intern with the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio and the non-profit Ohio Justice and Policy Center. After she was admitted to practice in Ohio in 2009, Ms. Colliver returned to the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, where she was employed as a staff attorney. She also served as the Director of the Indigent Defense Clinic, wherein she trained third-year law students from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.
In 2013, Ms. Colliver joined the Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender as the Training Coordinator. In this role, she ensured that staff attorneys receive instruction and training in providing zealous and effective client-centered advocacy. Ms. Colliver transferred to the Municipal Division in 2016.
Ms. Colliver also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. She also assists in providing skills-based training with the National Defender Training Project.