Kaitlyn is a settler of Mennonite descent with roots in Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral territories. They came to UBC with experience supporting systemically excluded people in university environments, expecially people whose identities include 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and disabled. Kaitlyn believes that struggle can be transformative – that it can lead to creativity, resistance, and deep healing.
Kaitlyn consults on gender data use, designs and delivers custom training, and helps people transform through conflict.
Their work is grounded in trauma-centered, anti-oppressive, and intersectional theories and informed by lived experience in or near trauma, gender-based violence, complex grief and loss, incarceration, institutional betrayal, substance use, and disability.