caitlin-photoCaitlin has a broad background in molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and ecology. And with a deep passion for writing, she is excited to report for Mongabay.

For about a decade, Caitlin has been conducting fieldwork deep in the forests of Costa Rica. She is investigating how cloud forests may change with future climate. Caitlin received a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in Biotechnology Science at Kean University. Currently, she is finishing her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine.

Along with research, Caitlin is passionate about science writing. She has written feature articles for Cultures, Association for Women in Science, and Canoe and Kayak Magazines. She also brings a little humor to science by writing radio scripts for the Loh Down on Science. Most importantly, Caitlin is thrilled to continue communicating science through her internship at Mongabay.

You can follow her on Twitter @caitlooby, or visit her website