Office Placement: CA State Controller John Chiang
Kaitlyn was born in Pasadena, California and moved to Arcadia, California when she was five years old. She attended Arcadia High School, and recently graduated in June 2012.
At Arcadia High School, Kaitlyn pursued her interests in writing, journalism, government, and history, by taking Advanced Placement classes in English and history, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, The Apache Pow Wow, and serving as a member of both the Mock Trial and Speech and Debate teams. She also was heavily involved in student government at the high school, serving as Sophomore and Junior Class Vice President, as well as Senior Class President of the graduating class of 2012 this year. Her passion for advocacy was sparked by her younger brother Dylan, whose need for special education services inspired her to seek opportunities to provide special needs students with a voice in the surrounding community. Through her volunteer work as webmaster of Cornerstone Education Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing special needs students with services, and her time as an intern with the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Kaitlyn continued to develop her interests in public service.
Outside of school, Kaitlyn volunteers with the American Red Cross; as the now out-going Executive Board President of the Red Cross Youth Corps, Kaitlyn was able to raise funds for disaster-stricken areas as well as raise awareness for disaster safety in the local community. She also honed her love of music by playing piano and singing with the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.
This fall, Kaitlyn plans on studying Government at Harvard University, where she hopes to further her interests and develop her skills so that she can explore a career in public service.