Kaitlyn Cummings, originally from Wadsworth Ohio, came to Athens as a student at Ohio University majoring in communication studies with a focus on political science and Appalachian studies. She is currently a graduate student at Ohio University pursuing a Masters of Public Health.
Her interest in Appalachia began during her freshman year which led to a desire to remain and work in the region. Since then, her work has led her to partner with local government and community leaders in the area. Before joining Sunday Creek Horizons, Kaitlyn worked with the Mayor’s Partnership for Progress and provided support for regional mayors and city managers navigating government relief funding during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
That experience piqued her interest in localized advocacy efforts to help Southeast Ohio have a fair seat at the table. Outside of local government, Kaitlyn spent some time working with the Appalachian Food Staples Collaborative to support social media efforts and draft newsletters focused on the work of local mills in the region.
In her time with Sunday Creek Horizons, Kaitlyn has specialized in child mental health and welfare policy and the community engagement management of the Appalachian Children Coalition. Additionally, Kaitlyn oversees daily operations of the firm and the tracking of monthly client deliverables for Sunday Creek Horizons.