Kaitlin grew up outside of Boston, MA where she spent summers on Cape Cod, falls cheering on the Red Sox, winters skiing in Vermont, and springs playing lacrosse. Her college years took her down the east coast to the mid-Atlantic where she studied environmental engineering in the glorious 1st state at the University of Delaware. After a few summers living at the beach, another few working in Boston, and a study abroad quest through Australia that opened her eyes to world travel, this thrill-seeking lover of the outdoors felt that at age 22 a 9 to 5 office job just wasn’t for her. So after graduating in 2007 from UD, down to Tampa she trekked to pursue a Master’s Degree and to join the Peace Corps, putting her engineering education to worldly use. In May of 2008 Kaitlin received her invitation to serve in Panama, and she left in August of 2008 to trade in her Uggs for some flip flops in her new tropical exotic locale. She was placed in the small Ngobe community of Punta Sirain on the Caribbean side of the Comarca protected indigenous lands. Currently she is working on a rainwater catchment project for her community and researching the embodied energy of the tanks. She plans to be in Panama until March of 2011, extending her service for 5 months to complete the project and research, returning to USF Fall semester of 2011.
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