Special Projects Manager and Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Caitlin Battey is the special projects manager and assistant to the chief operating officer, Betsy Gehring, at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. In this role, she supports the COO with the implementation and execution of strategic initiatives and oversees a broad project-based portfolio, including the management of the Institute’s junior fellowship program, collaborative partnership with ASU, and communications efforts.
Previously, Battey supported the McCain Institute’s inaugural leadership programs contributing to program design, implementation, and partnerships.
A passionate advocate for civic education and engagement, Battey volunteers as a Managing Director of the YMCA’s Middle School Model United Nations Program. She has led the organization of two conferences and served with the YMCA’s civic engagement program for more than two decades. Battey also volunteers with the District of Columbia’s Board of Elections as a poll worker.
Battey graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology. During the pandemic, she completed the University of Arizona’s International Security Studies certificate program. In 2021, Battey was selected as the USA and one of the three World YMCA’s nominees to participate in the Kofi Annan Fellowship Program.
Battey currently resides in Washington, DC, with her partner and their black-lab rescue, Hank.