Kaitlynn Hintz is an American Connection Corps Member, part of the Lead for America Program. At Connect Humanity she is part of the Appalachia Digital Accelerator team.
Kaitlynn is a dedicated young professional with a passion for community empowerment. Her professional journey started at 16 with the first of three consecutive summer internships at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, the Philippines. In 2021 she had another internship, this time at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Assigned to the Public Affairs Department, Kaitlynn worked with the EducationUSA team to prepare upcoming exchange students for the unprecedented experience of attending foreign universities during the return from COVID. She wrote an article for the EducationUSA blog about university COVID policy trends and started work on a program for students using Virtual Reality goggles to facilitate campus tours from oceans away.
In April 2023 Kaitlynn graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences from Shawnee State University. She chose classes primarily in history, sociology, and political science which enriched her understanding of the dynamic structures that mold communities locally and globally. As a college student herself throughout COVID, she also grew passionate about bridging the digital divide. Committed to fostering positive change in the world, Kaitlynn is excited to spend a year in service making a lasting impact on Appalachia’s digital landscape.