Caitlyn earned degrees in both biology and professional writing from Carlow University in 2002. She then went on to receive her Ph. D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago in 2012. She has worked for a number of respected institution throughout her career, including Bayer Corporation, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Currently, she works as a Senior Specialist for the pharmaceutical company Merck.