Kaitlin has over 8 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and brings her fundraising knowledge to Rise Up from her previous roles as a fundraising consultant in Australia and a development associate at Save the Bay in Oakland.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences with a concentration in Cross Cultural Studies and International Development from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As Development Manager, Kaitlin will lead Rise Up’s institutional development portfolio, leveraging the organization’s work to funders and growing Rise Up’s corporate and foundation partners. Kaitlin grew up in the Bay Area and has a passion for traveling and learning about different cultures and regions around the world. Kaitlin’s past volunteer experience in Malawi, the Dominican Republic and her leadership with Thousand Currents’ (formerly IDEX) Young Professionals Group has fueled her desire to empower women and girls to transform their own lives, communities, and countries. In her spare time Kaitlin enjoys trail running, skiing, being outdoors and cooking.