Miss New York 2011
Second Runner-Up to Miss America
In June 2011, Kaitlin placed third at the Miss America competition, earning $45 thousand in academic scholarships.
Leveraging her position, she partnered with leading anti-bullying organizations to deliver award-winning advocacy for youth leadership across New York State.
But why Miss America?
The Miss America Organization is the world's leading scholarship organization for women, making nearly $45 million in scholarship assistance available annually to women across the United States. It's alumni includes female leaders across every industry - from entertainment to politics, business to medicine.
At 22 years old, Kaitlin leveraged her undergraduate studies and years of professional work in theatrical performance to pursue a slice of this expansive scholarship pool. She went on to redefine the role of Miss New York through advocacy, partnerships and hands-on community development.
During her participation, Kaitlin earned more than $45,000 in academic scholarships. The funds allowed her to pay off the entirety of her undergraduate education by age 22.
Kaitlin's platform, "Anti-Bullying Through Leadership" earned her the national awards and one of eight national finalists spots for the AMWAY Quality of Life scholarship, recognizing women for creating a measurable civic during their year of service.
At the state and national competition, Kaitlin took home Lifestyle & Fitness scholarships for top score in the fitness competition after self-training for both events.