Caitlyn Klaska

InnoWorks Member

Caitlyn Klaska is a Senior at the University of Michigan studying Cellular and Molecular Biology. She likes to look up biology/chemistry jokes and pick-up lines in her free time. For example:

Q: How do you eat DNA?
A: With a replication fork

She was a mentor with InnoWorks in 2009 was named Best Mentor, probably because her group (shout-out to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Test Tubes-Ryan, Sarah, and Adriana) made a sweet hot air balloon/submarine combo. She hopes to get involved with the Curriculum Team in the upcoming semester. Caitlyn is also involved in University of Michigan K-grams, the largest student-run organization on campus, and serves as the Elementary Programming Director.

Caitlyn hopes to bring the InnoWorks curriculum to underserved Detroit elementary schools by hosting "Experiment Fairs" at the schools she works with as a director of K-grams.

Outside of mentoring projects, Caitlyn is a volunteer with the University of Michigan Health System. During the school year, she works as a laboratory assistant in the Ursula Jakob and James Bardwell labs at U of M, and as an after-school camp counselor at the Emerson School in Ann Arbor.

Caitlyn is currently applying to medical school, in hopes of matriculating in Fall 2010. As a physician, she plans to act as an advocate for advances in patient education.

In her free time, Caitlyn loves to have sweet dance parties. She is not ashamed to admit that despite being 4 months away from graduation, she loves the Jonas Brothers. Caitlyn loves reading celebrity blogs and watching "guilty-pleasure" television, like Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards