Kaitlyn Millen - Deafness/Hard of Hearing - University of Northern Colorado

Kaitlyn Millen is currently pursuing her PhD in special education at the University of Northern Colorado. For the past two years, Kaitlyn has been working at a non-profit organization in Fort Collins, CO called, No Barriers, as the School Programs Manager. In this role, she has planned a variety of programs ranging from expeditions in the Grand Canyon for students who are blind, visually impaired, and sighted as well as leading an expedition in Peru for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. 
Before moving to Colorado, Kaitlyn worked as a classroom teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing for three years at the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Northampton, MA. In addition to teaching middle school math, science, and physical education, she started and coordinated social programs including the Explore the Outdoors camping program for D/HH teens, Clarke Buddies (a mentoring and social program), and various other workshops that brought together D/HH students.  She also coached the cross-country team and organized events such as the school-wide science fair at Clarke in addition to serving on the board of the Massachusetts chapter of A.G. Bell as the Director of Teen Programs.  
Kaitlyn received her Master's degree in education of the deaf from Smith College in Northampton, MA. Prior to becoming a teacher of the deaf, Kaitlyn directed the recreation program at the Tennessee School for the Deaf and worked for various outdoor education programs including leading trips in California, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. She also coordinated the ropes course at the Aspen Camp for the Deaf in Colorado. 
Kaitlyn earned her Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies, Outdoor Education, and Environmental Science from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Kaitlyn is interested in documenting the impacts of social opportunities that bring together students who are D/HH such as camps and outdoor programs. She loves spending time outside, skiing, hiking, running, camping, and mountain biking.