Caitlyn (she/her) focuses on integrating environmental justice, natural hazard resilience, science policy, and communication. She works with community, industry, and government leaders to develop best-fit, technical policy, and public health solutions to best address a community’s challenges and values. Her other interests look at soil and water remediation, sustainability, and food security. Caitlyn advises decision-makers to develop equitable legislation and founded the Arizona Science Policy Network. She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University and her B.S. and M.S. at the University of Arizona.
She serves as the endowed Compton Chair for Creative Intelligence and Innovation, overseeing the W.A. Franke Honors College's Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation dual-degree program, and she co-leads the college's Future Earth Resilience minor program. She is also a faculty member in Biosystems Engineering Department and is a Joint Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. For fun, Caitlyn spends her time rock climbing and trail running.