Hailing originally from a quiet town in the Midwest, Kaitlin has a longstanding passion for getting lost in the new worlds presented in books. An intellectual omnivore, Kaitlin attended Swarthmore College where she completed a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, earned the Highest Academic Achievement Award, and was selected for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program for future university faculty. An ongoing interest in using ideas to promote social transformation led her to complete a master’s degree in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Smith College followed by PhD coursework in Political Theory at the University of Chicago.
After discerning that she does her best work outside of the university setting, she went from being a professor-in-training to a free-range instructor and edupreneur. She delights in delivering highly personalized instruction that helps students communicate their ideas and personal stories with precision and authenticity.
At Cambridge Coaching, Kaitlin draws upon her experience as an interviewer for three admissions cycles at Swarthmore College; admissions consultant for applicants to elite graduate and undergraduate programs; and coach for first-generation college applicants at national nonprofit Year Up. Kaitlin’s teaching experience encompasses original courses on race in the U.S., the sociology of the body, multicultural leadership, and persuasive autobiographical writing for high school students and undergraduates. Kaitlin enjoys leveraging her breadth of experience to work with students in a manner that is thoughtful, empathetic, and highly tactical.
When not working with students, Kaitlin is on a mission to reinvigorate public intellectualism through her multifaceted entrepreneurial project, Wild Mind Collective. She can also be found practicing dance and exploring the wild landscapes of Western Massachusetts.