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Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling through the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University
After receiving a Master’s degree in Counseling and obtaining a license to practice therapy, Kaitlin worked as a group and individuals therapist for several years, later becoming the Clinical Supervisor of an offender treatment program and a Program Manager for a government contract. She left counseling to pursue criminal law in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama, in which the Court held that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.
Personal and professional experience with adolescent offenders inspired Kaitlin’s career change and fueled her desire to become active in the legal movement to protect the rights of those enmeshed in the criminal justice system. She currently interns with the Arizona Justice Project and the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. Kaitlin is passionate about the intersection of mental health and the law in addition to helping those who have been overlooked, forgotten, and underrepresented.
- Spent a semester as a college professor and taught a Career and Personal Development course at a local community college.
- Created a Intimate Partner Violence Prevention and Psychoeducation Program that focused on educating college students about the prevalence, appearance, and prevention of domestic violence.
- Loves podcasts and documentaries.
Revisionist History Slow Burn Pod Save America The Daily Stuff You Should Know
The Staircase Survivor's Guide to Prison 13th Fahrenheit 11/9 Man on Wire