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 Seattle, where you can find me 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

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

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.