Caitlin grew up in San Antonio, Texas and comes to Georgetown Law with an interest in civil rights and public policy. She previously worked in the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, where she helped investigate potential patterns of civil rights violations by police departments and enforce consent decrees designed to remedy systemic problems. Her assignments included working on the investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department and on the teams responsible for overseeing police reforms in Baltimore, Maryland; Ferguson, Missouri; and Maricopa County, Arizona. Those experiences highlighted for Caitlin the consequences of chronic overreliance on the police and inspired her to work toward reorienting public safety systems around service provision instead of law enforcement.
Caitlin graduated in 2018 from Princeton University with a degree in public and international affairs and minors in Latin American studies and Portuguese. As an undergraduate, she spent much of her time studying and interning abroad, including a summer in Spain, a semester in Northern Ireland, and a year in Brazil. After graduation, she returned to Princeton to pursue a Master in Public Affairs degree as a Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) Fellow. Through SINSI, Caitlin spent time working at the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the State Department’s Office of Central American Affairs. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
As a student in Georgetown Law’s evening program, Caitlin works full time as a program analyst at the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research. When she isn’t working or studying, she loves being outside, reading contemporary fiction, and spending time with friends and family.