Colt went to Starfleet Academy but apparently never graduated as she went on to the U.S.S. Tiberius as a Yeoman. She was later transferred to the U.S.S. Hawkins and then the U.S.S. Enterprise after the death of Dermot Cusack.
Yeoman Colt was in the first every pilot episode of Star Trek. The pilot was later cut into two episodes as a flashback to the series. Colt became a regular character during the series Star Trek: The Early Voyages. Gene Roddenberry the creator of Star Trek had given her the name of J. M. Colt in the comic series she was given the middle name of Mia.