Caitlyn McTaggart, a native of San Diego, earned her B.A. in Communication and Professional Writing from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. Caitlyn has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit management, primarily in fundraising, strategic planning, accounting and board development. She has secured millions of dollars in grant awards for nonprofit organizations of all sizes, including the YWCA of San Diego, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Girls on the Run San Diego, San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center, Unscripted Learning and Scripps Ranch Theatre. She also founded Girls on the Run of Hawaii in 2012 and helped establish the chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network here in San Diego.