Kaitlyn grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism and a minor in French. Then she decided to get her Master of Science degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in order to get the science background she thought that she needed before pursuing a career in conservation policy. Before joining TWS’ Wildlife Policy & Programs team, Kaitlyn worked as a field technician capturing, tracking and surveying greater sage-grouse in Nevada. Previously, she also held an internship with the Smithsonian Institution’s Gabon Biodiversity Program. She is particularly interested in using science-based management to conserve species across borders. Kaitlyn enjoys reading, hockey, skiing and exploring new places.
Jamila Blake is staying on as a wildlife policy intern for another six months. Both Kaitlyn and Jamila are eager to learn as much as possible over the next few months and look forward working with everyone at TWS.
Wildlife Policy Interns help advance TWS policy priorities and provide benefits to members while gaining professional experience and expanding their network. Find out more about the Wildlife Policy & Programs and the Wildlife Policy Internship. The next internship opportunity will be Jan. – Jun. 2018.