Caitlin Beakes

Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

At the University of North Carolina, I was the captain of the women’s varsity rowing team and a four-year member of the Carolina Leadership Academy.

Originally from Chevy Chase, Maryland, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. I double majored in sport science and history and minored in Spanish. I rowed for four years, was a member of the UNC Student-Athlete Social Justice organization and completed all four levels of the Carolina Leadership Academy. I organized many community service events as the outreach representative for the rowing team. I was also on the ACC All-Academic Honor Roll for four years. Since graduating, I have been working as a WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) intern at farms in California, Hawaii and abroad. I enjoy running, watching UNC basketball and petting dogs.

In 2018, I led Maine Coast Explorer, and in 2019, I led Norway Explorer. The highlight from my 2018 Overland summer was the night before we hiked Mount Katahdin. We had a dance party in the rain in Baxter State Park; we turned up our speaker really loud and danced around our campsite, not at all bothered by the rain.