Caitlyn is a big picture thinker. With degrees in Environmental Science, Economics, and Global Health, she understands the complex and interrelated challenges that sustainability poses for today’s governments, corporations and NGOs.
“Sustainability is all about the interactions among social, environmental and financial systems,” Caitlyn says.
Caitlyn’s practice focuses on energy and the North, and her clients include Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Alberta Department of Energy/Regulatory Reform Working Group, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and Sherritt International.
“I’m most passionate about sustainable use and livelihoods and I believe that even small groups of citizens can change the world – if they’re thoughtful and committed,” Caitlyn says.
Joined Stratos: 2013
Stakeholder engagement strategy focusing on the community socio-economic benefits related to natural resource development
Prior Work Experience:
- Renewable energy / environmental specialist and project manager, M.K. Ince & Associates
- Research Coordinator, Joint Centre for Bioethics, St. Michael’s Hospital
- Research Coordinator, Grand Challenges Canada
- Research Assistant, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University
- M.Sc. Global Health (Globalization and Development specialization), McMaster University, 2012
- B.A. Economics, McMaster University, 2011
- Hons.B.Sc. Environmental Science (Physics and Atmospheric Science emphasis), Dalhousie University, 2008
What Caitlyn offers:
Caitlyn brings a holistic understanding of sustainability as well as strong analytical and communication skills to every project she works on.
Her practice is focused on energy and the North, and her clients include Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Alberta Department of Energy/Regulatory Reform Working Group (RRWG), Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Syncrude and Sherritt International.
For her primary work on stakeholder engagement strategy, Caitlyn draws on her education in economics and global health as well as her work in bioethics.
Her experience as a researcher and research coordinator informs her approach to performance measurement, which includes developing performance indicators and collecting, analyzing and reporting on performance data.
For her work with various clients exploring renewable energy and clean technology options, Caitlyn draws on her years of experience conducting environmental assessments and post-construction compliance monitoring for renewable energy projects.
At Dalhousie University, Caitlyn was a member of an international climate research expedition to the South China Sea. She remains interested in marine management.
Caitlyn shares her passion for natural sciences and environmental stewardship by volunteering with youth environmental and experiential education initiatives, including as a chaperone with Students on Ice for their International Polar Year Arctic Expedition.
“All of my roles and education have contributed in some way to my understanding of the complex interactions between socio-economic, environmental and financial systems,” says Caitlyn.
When not working, Caitlyn is an avid practitioner of acroyoga, a demanding physical practice that combines yoga, acrobatics, teamwork and communication.