As Campaigns Director, Caitlyn’s work involves promoting climate solutions and green jobs, keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and protecting BC’s wild places.
Caitlyn is motivated by an understanding that our own health – as well as our communities and our livelihoods – depend on the health of the ecosystems we live in. She brings to her work a deep love of this coast and a commitment to both environmental and social justice.
Prior to joining Sierra Club BC in 2007, she worked in field biology, land use planning, international development, and community resource stewardship, for governments and non-profit organizations in BC and beyond. She has a BSc in Biology and a Masters in Environmental Studies, in which her research focused on shared decision-making between First Nations and the province of BC. She published a summary as a chapter titled What New Relationship? Taking Responsibility for Justice and Sustainability in British Columbia in the book Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships, edited by Lynne Davis, 2010.
Caitlyn has also written an award-winning non-fiction book for young readers, called Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest. The book encourages young readers to pay attention to what is happening in the world around them, and inspires them to take action and speak out for the future they want to live in.
In her spare time, Caitlyn loves to get outside and enjoy this beautiful place we call home, whether backpacking, camping, cross-country skiing, or learning to surf.