Caitlyn Therrien was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and is of Okanagan, So:lo, and French Canadian ancestry. Caitlyn holds her Master of Arts in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Toronto with a focus on medical anthropology, Indigeneity, cultural resurgence, settler colonialism, kinship, Indigenous health & healing, and land.
Caitlyn has worked as a consultant offering various services including writing, research, and more. While in grad school, Caitlyn worked as part of a team planning and coordinating an exchange program for visiting students from Japan, as part of her duties Caitlyn planned and presented Indigenous film sessions and facilitated discussions on settler colonialism in Canada and Indigeneity.
Prior to attending graduate school, Caitlyn worked as a program coordinator at a non-profit Aboriginal women’s organization in Vancouver BC. Caitlyn has experience in areas such as facilitating, program management, outreach, in addition to writing and evaluating programs.
In addition to her work and academic focus, Caitlyn has served as board member for Sundance Solace Society and the University of the Fraser Valley Sociology-Anthropology Undergraduate Society (SAUS).