Caitlin has long carried a passion for marine conservation. Since her ungraduate studies, she has spent her career doing field work in coastal environments. Prior to joining HRI in 2020, Caitlin worked seasonally for four summers at Assateague Island National Seashore, located in Berlin, Maryland, in a position directly involved with the management and conservation of the island’s feral horse population. The experience inspired her to pursue a career in marine conservation with a specific interest in barrier islands. After graduate school, Caitlin worked with the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery seasonally for three summers at Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi. It was there she realized she wanted to dedicate herself to conserving the Texas Gulf Coast, leading her to set her sights on joining HRI.
In her current position as a Technician with Marine Resource Development, Caitlin assists in the daily operations and maintenance of the Tres Palacios Bay Oyster Farm. She especially enjoys the technical aspects of oyster aquaculture and is eager to continue learning about and contributing to this new industry in the state of Texas.
In her free time, Caitlin loves to play Dungeons and Dragons, hang out with friends, and when given the opportunity, work with horses and go horseback riding. She is proud to call herself an Islander.