Caitlyn became interested in Arabic-Islamic history as an undergraduate at Middlebury College, where she earned her BA in Religion in 2009. A subsequent Fulbright grant to Morocco confirmed her enthusiasm for the Arabic language and academic research, and a year working with the writing program at NYU Abu Dhabi made her equally excited about teaching. In 2012, she began a PhD in Harvard’s NELC Department, taking a year away in 2014-15 to study with the CASA program in Jordan. Having spent years now thinking about the history of Islamic theology and philosophy, Caitlyn is eager to get going on her dissertation. Outside of work, she likes running long distances, riding bicycles, and hiking around her home Cascade Mountains.