Caitlin holds a MS in Geography and a BA in Natural History and Humanities with a minor in Studio Art from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her research revolves around the triadic and productive nature of the relationship between music, space, and place and she is interested in the scaled reality of geographical identification. With her dissertation, Caitlin aims to queer alt-country through a reimagination of the Southwest. She approaches this task with an analysis guided by the work of Jo Harvey Allen. In 2016, Caitlin began assisting Jo Harvey, artist, writer, and actress, at her studio in Santa Fe. There, she had the opportunity to aid in the transition of the Allen Collection, home to the lives and work of Jo Harvey and her husband, Terry Allen, from Santa Fe to the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University.
Caitlin serves on the Radio Board for KUNM 89.9. She is inspired by creative encounters that engage geography and the arts. She loves photographic artist books. She also loves using music as a guide in the exploration into the depths of the dialectic.