Caitlyn joined KBO in August 2016 to assist with ongoing research, including the oak habitat conservation and species distribution modeling projects.
She received her MS degree in applied ecology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015, where her thesis work focused on
understanding how and at what scale land-use change in prairie wetland systems influences stopover behavior of migratory shorebirds. After completing her degree Caitlyn continued to work at UNL developing research communication materials for a diversity of both scientific and non-scientific audiences. Originally from Iowa, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Knox College in Illinois and has spent time working as a field technician on a number of avian ecology research projects across the US.