Kaitlin Malick is a Public Health Registered Nurse in rural Tennessee, working primarily with uninsured patients to meet sexual and reproductive health goals. Born and raised in Nashville, Kaitlin received her B.A. in Sociology and Africana Studies from the University of Tennessee in 2014. While an undergraduate, Kaitlin developed a passion for community organizing and popular education, specifically around issues of racial and economic justice. She has helped lead campaigns around these issues, developed and facilitated political education for adults and teenagers, and led successful grassroots fundraising efforts.
She was a member of the 2013 cohort for Catalyst Project's Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program in Oakland, CA and a member of the 2014 Greensboro Justice Fellowship cohort at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center. From 2015-2017, Kaitlin served on the Steering Committee for the Nashville chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice to organize white people into the work of supporting local people-of-color led movements for racial and social justice. Driven by the desire to address people's immediate needs while shaping political and social conditions, Kaitlin decided to enter the field of nursing in 2017. She graduated from Belmont University with her B.S. in Nursing in 2018 with honors and an award in Clinical Excellence. Upon graduation, she was awarded one of two positions in the Tennessee Department of Health's pilot Public Health Nurse Residency program. She is a member of the Tennessee Public Health Association and is excited by public health's many opportunities for transformative and imaginative political change. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys gardening, cooking, and supporting Nashville's music and arts communities.