Curriculum Vitae

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  • Graduate Research Assistant - American Camp Association, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
  • Graduate Teaching Asst (E), Parks, Recreation & Tourism



  • Ph.D. (in progress), Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, University of Utah
  • M.S., Recreation and Sport Sciences, Ohio University
  • B.R.L.S., Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University

Honors & Awards

  • Scholarship Recipient. Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC), 08/15/2016
  • Don Hutchison Endowed Scholarship. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism , 04/2016
  • Marge Scanlin Outstanding Research Award. American Camp Association, 02/2016
  • Student Scholarship Recipient. Utah Recreation and Parks Association, 03/2015
  • Outstanding Graduate Recreation Studies Student. Ohio University - Patton College of Education, 04/2014


Cait is a third year doctoral candidate in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation with a specialization in Youth Development. She helps progress the American Camp Association's youth development research efforts as a Research Assistant. She is also a member of the research team managing Research 360 which is a 5-year multiphase research project funded by the American Camp Association. Her dissertation research is on the developmental importance of success and failure in summer camps, lifelong learning in organized camping, and how these experiences contribute to college and career readiness. Cait serves as the Co-Chair for the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) and is a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Committee (DSAC).