“I hope to leave the world better than I found it”

Kaitlyn Holland

Feminist Killjoy, Human Rights Activist, Tired of the BS

Location Icon Davenport Iowa

About Me

Professionally: I am a Program Manager for a local nonprofit that assists individuals with arrest and conviction records in finding resources like employment, housing, counseling, etc. I manage our Youth Empowerment Program which is a life-skill based program for at-risk, justice-involved youth in earning their high school equivalency diplomas and teach them basic life skills such as employment skills as well as social/emotional skills. My prior work history is in the mental health and social services sphere as a Mental Health Professional for adults with severe mental illnesses. I am certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition, I have completed roughly 115 hours of training since July 2020 in mental health, childhood adversities, virtual learning, leadership, and management.

I have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Human Services and Women's Studies and graduated in December of 2018 from Monmouth College. While enrolled, I was part of many different co-curricular groups including Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity, Blue Key Honors Society, Psi Chi Honors Society, Order of Omega Honors Society, President of People of Change (Social Justice Organization), Senior Class President, and many more. I have completed two internships, one with Monmouth College's Student Affairs department as well as with Henry County Court Services where I worked mainly with their Domestic Violence, Sex Offender, and Juvenile Court Officers.

Personally: I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we live in Davenport, Iowa. We have four animals: 2 sweet (& stubborn) corgis and 2 amazing cats. In our free time, we enjoy watching tv, playing board games with our friends, and renovating our home. We are both passionate about intersectionality and activism.

Communities I Identify With and/or Want to Collaborate With

Incarcerated People
Indigenous Peoples
Marginalized People
People of Color
Persons with Disabilities
Sex Workers
Youth and Minors

I Want to Take Action on

Abortion Rights
Access to Sanitation
Access to Water
Accountable Institutions
Children’s Rights
Child Soldiers
Civil Rights
Clean Air
Clean Water
Climate Change
Combating Corruption
Combating Desertification
Combating Rape
Combating Rape as a Weapon of War
Economic Justice
Ending Poverty
Fair Wages
Female Genital Mutilation
Free and Fair Elections
Freedom of Assembly
Free Speech
Gender Based Violence
Girls’ Rights
Gun Laws
Indigenous Rights
Intersex Rights
Menstruation Rights / Accessibility
Mental Health
Peace and Non violence
Protecting Evidence-Based Science
Reproductive Rights
Rights for Persons with Disabilities
Sex trafficking
Stand With Kashmir
State Violence
Transgender Rights
Voting Rights
Women’s Education
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Women’s Safety

Areas of Expertise

Abuse Prevention
Chapter Leadership
Civil Rights
Community Building
Conflict Resolution
Domestic Abuse
Event Organizing
Gender Equality
Non Violence
Rape Prevention
Reproductive Rights
Teaching, ESL
Teaching, Humanities
Teaching, Math
Teaching, Science
Teaching, Writing
Volunteer Management
Women in Business
Women's Health
Women’s Representation