Kaitlin is the daughter of Katrina Todd Reid of Darien, Georgia and Neil Reid of Salem, South Carolina. She is a 2014 honor graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. Kaitlin is a Senior at Georgia Southern University and plans to graduate in December with a degree in Information Technology specializing in Information Management and a minor in Information Systems ERP with SAP. She is a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, Students in Business Technology, and a founding member of Women in Technology of Georgia Southern University. After graduation, Kaitlin plans to pursue career in ERP Systems Consulting.
Throughout her life, Kaitlin has been extremely dedicated to being “light of hope” and a role model in her community for the children of less fortunate. All throughout high school, Kaitlin spent countless hours giving back to the younger generations by volunteering with her church, Beta Club, National Honor Society, as well as in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. Her love for children, higher education, and giving back to her community was recognized by several members of the public and they encouraged her to become involved in the Miss America Organization (MAO).
Kaitlin’s journey in the MAO began five years ago when she was a senior in high school. She participated in her first preliminary competition to the Miss Georgia pageant and was crowned Miss Golden Isles 2014. As Miss Golden Isles, Kaitlin began building her platform of STEM: Education for Generations and Beyond. Her focus is to better the STEM education and availability of STEM after school programs to students in Georgia, and cascading these programs to students throughout the United States. Through her work with the MAO and the Boys and Girls Clubs, Kaitlin has been able to spread her love of STEM education to students of all ages and encourage them to pursue degrees and futures within the very undermanned fields of STEM. She has been fortunate enough to continue her work within the MAO as Miss Whitewater 2016 and Miss Georgia Coast 2017.
Kaitlin is ecstatic to be Miss Southeast Georgia 2018 and is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the tremendously supportive community of Swainsboro and Emanuel County over the next year.
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