Kaitlin graduated from Elon University in North Carolina in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, a minor in Dance and a concentration in International Studies. During her time at Elon, she worked as a reporter for The Pendulum, Elon University's award-winning student newspaper. She reported on various subjects, including hard news, sports and features. She also spent a year as a copy editor for the paper, where her love for AP style, grammar and punctuation blossomed.
As an undergrad, Kaitlin had numerous magazine internships. She interned at Whirl Magazine, Edible Allegheny Magazine and Allegheny West Magazine, all located in or around Pittsburgh. After graduation, she started freelancing for Allegheny West and teaching dance at local studios.
Originally from Moon, Kaitlin is excited to contribute to the local Patch. Kaitlin is a Pittsburgh girl at heart, always cheering for the Steelers and the Penguins. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, running and playing with her puppy, Kali.