Caitlin is a native of Western North Carolina and spent her childhood hiking, camping, skiing, exploring, and falling in love with the outdoors. After graduating from Asheville High School, she attended Gettysburg College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with minors in Spanish and Anthropology. Throughout her studies, she was drawn to education through presenting shows in Gettysburg’s Hatter Planetarium, assisting in Astronomy labs, and teaching help sessions for physics classes.
After graduating, Caitlin spent a year working in informal astronomy education through the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket, and Guided Discoveries’ AstroCamp in California. She then moved to Quito, Ecuador, where she taught 11th-grade physics, AP Physics 1, and AP physics 2 at Colegio Menor de San Francisco de Quito for three years. Since moving back from Ecuador last year, she has been enjoying the outdoors while guiding zipline tours at Navitat Canopy Adventures. Caitlin is passionate about education, and she is looking forward to inspiring students in and out of the classroom to appreciate and apply math every day.
When she’s not nerding-out about math, physics, and astronomy, you can find Caitlin at the climbing gym, ziplining, or outside in nature…probably still nerding-out about math, physics, and astronomy. For fun, she enjoys rock climbing, traveling the world, and reading the latest fantasy novel.