Kaitlyn is pursuing her PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder with a focus in Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics. In 2021, she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Environmental Engineering from The University of Alabama. Her previous experience spans many disciplines, including civil engineering site design, natural hazards research, and the application of engineering principles to public policy development. Her current interests include the relationship between machine learning and physically based hydrologic models as well as the use of remotely sensed data in predicting seasonal water supplies, with a focus on unmonitored basins.