Caitlyn Sibiskie serves as #BumpDay Intern with the What to Expect Project (WTEP). Caitlyn comes to WTEP with an interest in maternal and child health, and specifically how working toward health equity can lead to better health outcomes in maternal and child health. Caitlyn will assist the WTEP team in the implementation of the 2022 #BumpDay social media advocacy campaign.
Caitlyn’s interest in maternal and child health stems from her experiences working with children with autism spectrum disorders, teaching inclusive reproductive and sexual education to teenage girls, and crisis counseling. She comes to WTEP excited to draw upon these previous experiences while continuing to learn to integrate person-centered approaches into maternal and child health care.
Caitlyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience at Western New England University in 2020. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, pursuing a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Human Genetics, and a second Master of Science in Genetic Counseling. Caitlyn participated in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at the University of Pittsburgh due to her interests in maternal and child health and caring for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Some of her short-term goals include becoming a genetic counselor in maternal and child health, helping to educate and inform families on their risks for genetic diseases, and creating awareness for genetic conditions specific to maternal and child health.