Current USP/UWM Appointment (TA/RA/Fellowship)
Fair housing policy and racial justice
Thesis or Dissertation Title/Major Research Field
Caitlin is passionate about equity and civil rights. Currently, she serves as an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Denver, Colorado. She started her career in fair housing at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, a long-standing non-profit civil rights organization, as a housing discrimination tester and coordinator. She has experience with enforcing the Fair Housing Act from systemic, complaint-based, and compliance lenses. In addition to her role at HUD, Caitlin is a PhD candidate in the Urban Studies Doctor of Philosophy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research examines racial inequality and housing justice. She holds a Master of Science in Urban Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UW-Whitewater. Caitlin also served in the U.S. Air Force (Wisconsin Air National Guard) from 2008-2017. During her military career, she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and became a nationally certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate—a certification awarded by the Department of Defense. With this certification, she trained over 1,000 personnel on sexual assault awareness and reporting. When she is not involved in paid work and studies, Caitlin enjoys traveling, hiking, engaging in spiritual healing practices, and training to become a trauma informed shamanic yoga practitioner.