Kaitlyn holds a B.A. in French, a B.S. in Linguistics, and minors in English and Political Science from Truman State University (2021). During her undergraduate program, Kaitlyn spent a semester studying at l'Université Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, France. Her research interests include second language acquisition, modern Occitan (primarily the Languedocien dialect), sociolinguistics, and language revitalization.