Caitlin is the Foundation Relations Associate at Defenders of Wildlife, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of North American biodiversity. She focuses on the strategic development of foundation and corporate giving to support programs for imperiled species with an emphasis on coexistence with predators such as the Florida panther, Mexican gray wolf and polar bear. She also helps raise funds for landscape-level habitat conservation, particularly on federal lands, and the promotion of public policies that strengthen key environmental safeguards such as the Endangered Species Act. Prior to joining Defenders, Caitlin worked and volunteered for a wide variety of environmental initiatives from organic farms and vineyards to game preserves and great white shark research while traveling from the Norwegian Arctic to South Africa. Born and raised in New Jersey, Caitlin graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Religious Studies.