Kaitlin's platform, "That's Enough! Coming Together to End Bullying," advocates the importance of youth leadership in ending bullying in America. Kaitlin founded the first state-wide petition to bring cyberbullying legislation to New York and is now partnered with Senator Jeffery Klein to support the passage of enhance state cyberbullying legislation in 2012. She helped to launch the New York Cyberbully Census which will be used by state lawmakers in crafting legislation and educational efforts. Kaitlin is an official spokesperson for Teenangels, as well as for We're Kickin It to promote their "Bullying...We're Kickin' It!" national campaign. Kaitlin is working with the New York State School Boards Association to help schools with implementation of the new Dignity for All Students Act. She also works with Wired Safety, Parry Aftab, The Ophelia Project, and The Bully Project. Kaitlin speaks at schools and youth organizations about her families experiences with bullying and how students can become leaders in the fight to end peer aggression.
Project Empower, a global non-profit education initiative that provides free career and life skill training programs to schools through partnerships with world-class universities and corporations including Coka Cola, UBS, Citigroup and more. The program is partnered with her anti-bullying message and provides students with hands-on opportunities to develop leadership and positive social environment, including non-profit competitions that actively engages students within their communities. She currently serves as Executive Director of Impact, a program branch that places young adults on boards and committees of schools and non-profits around the world. Kaitlin also serves as Co-Head of Communications for the organization as a whole and played a key role in recruiting several board members from the world of international finance. She speaks at universities to recruit young leaders, with recent appearances at St. John's University and New York University where she delivered the Keynote Address for their 2011 Women's Corporate Mingle.
Kaitlin is partners with YAI Networks, Achilles International, Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, and regularly gives her support to non-profit and community initiative throughout the country who assist in creating safe and supportive social, academic and professional environments.
Education and Background
Kaitlin attended Pittsford Mendon High School until age 16 when she was accepted to Clarkson University to begin her freshman year. Later transferring to the University of Tampa, she graduated Cum Laude at age 19 with a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts and concentration in public relations and consumer psychology. Academic honors include the Presidential Scholarship, Honor Roll, National Chemical Society Honors Student, University of Tampa Department of Theater Best Actress 2008, and Clarkson School Honors.
Before moving to New York City to pursue performance, her previous work experiences ranged from Assistant to the Head of Media Relations at Clarkson University to Visual Manager for RUEHL No.925 where she directed a bilingual staff of 40. Kaitlin has three siblings and currently resides in New York City.
Learn more about Kaitlin at her official website, www.kaitlinmonte.com.