A North Carolina native, Caitie attended UNC Chapel Hill, earning a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. While pursuing her MPA at UNC Wilmington, she was offered a community engagement fellowship with the N.C. Coastal Federation. In acceptance, she gained an education in stewardship, appreciations of both conservation and collaboration, and hours in the marsh. Caitie recently moved to Charleston from Asheville, where she served in marketing roles and flexed her social media and public relations skills for places like Whole Foods Market. Outside of work, she enjoys running and practicing yoga, reading, watching Tar Heel basketball, and traveling.