Kaitlyn is an archaeology PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014, with a double major in Anthropology and Environmental Science and earned her masters in anthropology in 2017. Kaitlyn's research interests include interaction processes and changes in land use over time in the Pueblo Southwest. Her current research focuses on how (and to what extent) Pueblo people in the Rio Grande region of New Mexico adjusted their agricultural practices when confronted with Spanish colonization. Kaitlyn has been a mentor with the McNair Scholars Program since 2018, and also teaches courses as a GPTI for the Continuing Education program.
Kaitlyn acted as graduate student mentor to Max Armendariz.