Caitlin Bailey holds a MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University and a B.S. in Animal Biology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her scientific background includes fieldwork with sea otters in Alaska, lab research on wild mice vocalizations, research on migratory bird distribution on the Texas coast, and mentoring undergraduate students in biology. She also volunteered with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation program at the Texas State Aquarium.
Caitlin joined the GFOE team in 2016 and has sailed on both the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and the USCGC Healy. Caitlin is also a National Geographic Explorer. She was the inaugural participant in National Geographic Society’s Second Assistant Program where she worked with David Liittschwager to photograph plankton and microplastics in Hawaii. While on shore, Caitlin is working on an Early Career Grant from National Geographic Society to document the Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project. She also does video work for San Antonio Zoo.