Caitlin’s work focuses on education, particularly post-secondary education and the transition to the labor market. Her other areas of interest include STEM education, English learners, and teacher preparation programs. Across these topics, she designs projects with an audience of practitioners and community-based organizations in mind. Her research often leverages large, administrative data sets to produce descriptive statistics for use by community stakeholders, or for use in quasi-experimental analyses.
Before joining Wilder Research, Caitlin led the research team at a nonprofit education research organization in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, Caitlin completed a PhD and a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.