Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Caitlin developed a fascination and lifelong love for animals at an early age. She grew up with dogs, cats, a rat, a bearded dragon and other critters. As a naturally curious child, Caitlin explored her interest in nature within her community, leading her to venture out into the surrounding wilderness to learn more about the environment. While volunteering for the Conservation Corps North Bay, she began to understand the responsibility of humans in cultivating a kinder world.
Caitlin moved to Southern California in 2015 to pursue her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Once settled in Long Beach, she spent time volunteering for Long Beach BLAST. Serving as an academic mentor, she held an important role in supporting the social and emotional development of youth. During this time, she enjoyed giving back to the community by being a positive influence in the lives of her mentees.
In the summer of 2018, Caitlin worked with spcaLA’s Violence Prevention & Humane Education Department as a Camp Counselor and was able to combine her passion for animals and the community, while contributing to the empowerment of youth. In 2019, she continued her work with the department through leading Pet Care Workshops, where she educated children on pet overpopulation, pet-care, and the importance of individuals helping the animals in their communities. She joined the department as a Humane Educator later that year and now enjoys teaching the importance of empathy and compassion in creating a humane world for people and animals alike.