Kaitlynn received two bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Social Work from Colorado State University and gained her master’s degree in Public Health through Drexel University. She also works as an affiliate professor at Regis University, teaching courses in population health.
Kaitlynn has spent the past 7 years working to eliminate the health inequities seen throughout the world, working in Ireland, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Uganda. She joined the Peace Corps and served 3 years in Namibia working with HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, as well as medical male circumcision. Kaitlynn studied the social effects of clean water in a rural community in southern Zimbabwe, and in rural Uganda, she developed and implemented a maternal and child health program. In Ireland, Kaitlynn worked with unemployed people and ex-offenders to help them re-enter the workforce in addition to working with a women’s refuge to assist women and their children affected by domestic violence.
It is through this work that Kaitlynn found a passion for community health education and continues that work with communities to bring better health opportunities.