About me

Hi! I’m Caitlin, a visual scientist with a lifelong love of learning, people, and the environment. I’m passionate about solving problems and improving lives. I live in San Francisco, where you can find me teaching scuba diving, finding joy through laughter, and gushing about how neat nature is.

Before digital products, I designed experimental research and educational curricula. The time I spent covered in mud as a marine ecologist and instilling a love of failure in my students as a STEM educator helped me become an analytical and empathetic designer who loves problem-solving on the go.
At the end of the day, I live to build, whether it's a digital product, predator exclusion cage, or classroom weather vane

These days, I can be found talking to customers or deep in my designs at Gusto. We're on a mission to create a world where work empowers a better life, for everyone.

My résumé

Interdisciplinary work

Crew member, Exxpedition Round the World (Leg 10)
In April 2020, I'm sailing 1000 nautical miles on an all-female sailing voyage and scientific research mission through the South Pacific Garbage Patch. We'll explore plastics and toxins in our oceans and their impact on local communities. Connected by a passion to protect our shared ocean, we'll first hand experience the challenges we face from single-use plastics, while contributing to cutting-edge scientific research and solutions based thinking.

Writing

Speaking

Women in design panel, Designation 2019

Crab fighting rings: an intersection of science and design, MidwestUX 2018

Life learning for longevity in UX, MidwestUX 2018