Caitlyn Conklin

Operations and Meetings Assistant | Operations and Meetings Team
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Caitlyn  Conklin

Caitlyn Conklin is the Association of University Centers on Disabilities' Operations and Meetings Assistant. She provides administrative, logistical, and client support for the AUCD network, teams, and other stakeholders.

Caitlyn has had many life-enriching experiences that she believes have been instrumental in preparing her for her administrative career in disability inclusion with AUCD. Among these experiences was serving as a congressional intern. As an intern, she enjoyed immensely assisting congressional constituents and gained valuable, first-hand insight into public policymaking. Another accomplishment that Caitlyn is proud of was her transformative experiences as a student at Montgomery College and American University. While at American University, Caitlyn first became aware that she is on the autism spectrum. She graduated with a B.A. in History and a 3.48 Cumulative GPA. After graduating from college, Caitlyn became a tutor to inspire students through learning. A focus of her teaching and community service was on students with learning challenges. Over the years, she has provided administrative support to companies and nonprofit organizations. Caitlyn has volunteered to assist low-income members of the disability and LGBTQIA communities, both of which she belongs to, in accessing food and other vital resources.

Her interests include:

  • Understanding intersectional issues, such as low-income, poverty, and unemployment, experienced by the disability and LGBTQIA communities.
  • Increasing access to education, employment, and other opportunities for these communities in response to these critical issues.
  • Creating and maintaining through Human Resources Management an affirming and supportive experience for all employees and job candidates.