IDI Administrator & Coach
Get to know me in three:
- My home away from home:
- I love visiting my husband’s family in Mexico. I have fond memories of sitting on a bench in the plaza, eating a paleta, and watching families spend time with each other. I enjoy walking everywhere and the ability to simply stop at a street vendor for some yummy tacos al pastor. Life seems slower and it makes me more mindful to appreciate the little things.
- The values that inspire me:
- Compassion, kindness, authenticity, and curiosity.
- My diversity story:
- I first truly experienced diversity in high school when I joined a Latin dance team sponsored by the Spanish club. I met people that were outside my “comfort bubble”. I developed an appreciation for learning about what makes each person unique and how their lived experiences impact their worldview. This influenced me to sign up for a school sponsored trip to Ecuador for the summer after graduation. Traveling sparked in me a deeper passion for all things language and culture, and I decided to major in ESL. This would set me on a career path of discovering how to make the world a better place through understanding and empathy.
Kaitlin is an intercultural professional with 8+ years of experience in researching and implementing creative ways to leverage cultural differences and similarities. Kaitlin has found success with clients in encouraging self-reflection, dialogue, story sharing, and awareness of unconscious bias to actively work to change inner dialogue and foster greater understanding and empathy.
Kaitlin began her career teaching English as a second language to adult and adolescent students of varied backgrounds and cultures. Kaitlin valued learning alongside her students as they sought to critically reflect on the world to make it a better place. After leaving the classroom, Kaitlin worked in non-profit, corporate human resources, and local city government striving to help people bridge behavior across cultural differences. She is excited to support LCW as an IDI Administrator and Coach and continue to learn as a an intercultural professional. Kaitlin earned her BA in Teaching English as a Second Language and her MA in Intercultural Studies at Union University. Kaitlin is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
Kaitlin currently lives in Owensboro, KY. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching Zumba class, Latin dancing, and traveling to new and interesting places.