Kaitlyn is a student of Archeology PhD program. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014, with a double major in Anthropology and Environmental Science. She was in the concert band at CU during her first year as a graduate student. She has been a tutor for undergraduate biology and anthropology courses, and is involved in Intervarsity (the Graduate Christian Fellowship group on campus). Currently, most of campus involvement is within her department (teaching undergraduate courses, is a research assistant, volunteers on speaker series committees, conference organizing, etc.)

Kaitlyn acted as graduate mentor to Yosan Mengesha.