As an advocate for asylum seekers, Caitlyn amplified the stories of women fleeing gender-based persecution. She quickly discovered that good writing could help illuminate overlooked stories — and generate a powerful response.
Now, Caitlyn brings that same passion for articulating important narratives to her work at West Wing Writers. Whether she’s partnering with nonprofit leaders, pioneering advocates, or Fortune 500 executives, she helps them find the heart of their stories — and use it to make an impact.
Before joining West Wing Writers, Caitlyn honed her editing skills at the Los Angeles Review of Books and helped advance civil liberties with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she published articles on First Amendment issues. She also spent time at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies.
Caitlyn graduated with highest distinction from UC Berkeley, where she studied English and double-minored in creative writing and human rights. She wrote her senior thesis on the relationship between literary representations of romance and legal definitions of consent and earned the English department’s sole Departmental Citation in recognition of undergraduate achievement.
Caitlyn currently lives in her hometown of Sacramento, CA, where she spends her time making homemade mochas and, of course, talking about the weather.