Kaitlin was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated with honors in 2007 from the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Government with a focus on International Relations and Spanish. During undergraduate school, Kaitlin studied Spanish language, literature and history in Granada, Spain. After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, Kaitlin returned to Spain to teach English as a part of Spain’s English Language and Culture initiative. Kaitlin then received her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in December of 2013. Kaitlin speaks Spanish.
Kaitlin began working exclusively in immigration law in 2013. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and specializes in family and humanitarian-based immigration, removal defense, litigation and post-conviction relief. In addition to representing clients before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and all immigration-related agencies. Kaitlin practices before nationwide immigration courts under the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), New Mexico state courts, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the Administrative Appeals Office, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kaitlin also practices criminal defense and is a member of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA). She has supported her community by serving as a supportive attorney for Somos Un Pueblo Unido, the City of Santa Fe Immigration Committee and assisting the City in drafting a U visa policy to protect victims of violent crime and support law enforcement.