Caitlin Boyd



“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Caitlin Elizabeth Boyd spent the summer of 2009 in Papua New Guinea documenting the culture and helping to deliver the world’s first Heritable Innovation Trust. The following year she assumed a larger role as she helped to plan the trip, select interns, and train the team. Caitlin is an integral element of the growth and development of the H.I.T. program.

In May of 2011, Caitlin graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in communications. After graduating, she followed her love for traveling to Ireland and Prague for the summer and has plans to see New Zealand and revisit Australia and Papua New Guinea in the near future. She moved to Washington D.C. upon her return from traveling. In October, she began working in the Asian Division of the International Monetary Fund Institute, where she assists the division’s resident economists with logistics concerning a wide range of economic and finance courses. The courses are taught both at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C. and in one of the IMF’s many satellite campuses worldwide. Her division mainly teaches high-level officials at the IMF Institutes in Singapore, China, and India with some located in Korea. She plans to keep working in an international setting with the ultimate goal of working with women’s civil liberties abroad. To achieve that, she is currently considering graduate school at a number of universities, focusing on international law and international human rights. When she is not working or studying, Caitlin has achieved a number of personal goals as well. In 2011, she trained for and ran her first half-marathon and 10K. She plans to continue participating in races in the future.