Caitlyn comes from a long line of storytellers and organizers, so grantwriting was a natural fit. From her first nonprofit role as a Development Associate at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in DC, she eventually made her way to the role of Editorial and Development Director at Other 98%, a progressive organization focusing on creative actions and online education. At O98, Caitlyn oversaw the publication of (and helped create) hundreds of articles, memes, and infographics that regularly racked up millions of views apiece. As a communications consultant, she has had the honor of working primarily with indigenous organizations and Black youth-led groups, including the Standing Rock Community Development Corporation, NDN Collective, and Dream Defenders.
Caitlyn earned an MPS in Publishing from George Washington University in 2012, and a BA in Languages and Literature from Bard College in 2009. In 2015, she and her partner relocated to Olympia, WA to support the “Shell No” campaign and other frontline climate justice work in the Pacific Northwest.
Caitlyn takes great pride in coming up with the name of her 8-year-old cat, Sabotage, which has been widely praised in veterinary offices nationwide.
Can fall asleep anywhere, anytime.
A comma, because I'm a big talker and I hate when anybody gets left out.
Inflexibility with new words. "Irregardless" never hurt anybody!
I love a classic rainy Sunday with a good book and lots of snacks.