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Kaitlyn Finney

Blue Ridge Parkway

Kaitlyn was born and raised in beautiful northern California, where she developed a love for nature and the outdoors. After graduating from California State University, Chico, Kaitlyn moved to Estes Park, Colorado where she led adventure and service trips in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Her passion for exploring the mountains and being a part of lively communities led her to Asheville, North Carolina, where she has continued to be a part of the outdoor industry. Kaitlyn interned with the Blue Ridge Parkway over the summer of 2020, helping with communication, education and programming initiatives. Continuing with the Parkway as a CVA, she is excited to bring more communities and connections to the parkway, as well as being a part of the changing cultural and social landscape in our country. Kaitlyn hopes to bridge her passions for communities, cultures and the outdoors by being an advocate for diversity in outdoor spaces and promoting empowerment initiatives through education. Her motto during this internship is "Outdoor spaces are for everybody and every body.