Area of Focus
Caitlin is an integral part of the Marketing and Communications team that works to uphold the organizational brand while increasing WRA’s ability influence decision makers, donors, partners, reporters, and others to accomplish the organization’s mission and objectives. She supports communications efforts and strategy across the organization and its programs. She is primarily responsible for guiding and executing a broad range of public relations activities targeted to key audiences across WRA’s programs and states that advance specific organizational and programmatic priorities.
Before joining WRA in 2023, Caitlin worked in environmental policy, science communication, and sustainability within the nonprofit, academic, and government sectors.
After completing graduate school, Caitlin served as a Policy Analyst at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida where she collaborated with technical and legal experts on campaigns to protect Florida’s land, water, and wildlife. She went on to serve as the Program Manager for a science communication and public engagement program at the University of Utah. In this role, Caitlin worked with researchers to develop a curriculum to guide scientists to carry out community-driven public engagement projects. She led dozens of science communication workshops and advised over 100 scientists on applying concepts from communication research to share their work in innovative ways. Caitlin later worked as a Sustainability Specialist for Santa Fe County where she facilitated cross-departmental collaborations and prepared communication materials to advance a range of sustainability initiatives, including the implementation of nature-based solutions.
While at the University of Utah, Caitlin served as a co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant to develop and grow a program to support public engagement with science. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications on science communication and was awarded a fellowship through the Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society.
- Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Pittsburgh
- Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan
Favorite thing about the West
The countless opportunities to explore winding canyons, pristine alpine lakes, breathtaking rivers, and colorful mountain meadows.