Meet our Team: Caitlin

Caitlin is the communications intern for Shot@Life and started working with the campaign in May of this year. She helps support our communications efforts, focusing in particular on video editing and production.

Learn more about Caitlin in our Q&A below!

How long have you been with Shot@Life?

I started working with the Shot@Life team in late May of 2019.

What has been your favorite part since joining the team?

Shot@Life offers so many opportunities and experiences, but if I had to pick one, it would be the camaraderie. This team is truly a team. We are always working together and assisting each other to achieve the goals of the campaign.

What do you think the biggest challenge is for vaccine advocacy?

In my opinion, the hardest part about vaccine advocacy is getting an individual from awareness to action. The Shot@Life mission speaks for itself and there are endless people that support it but getting that turn over from observer to actor can be difficult.

What do you wish people knew about advocacy?

I wish people knew the effect that advocacy can have. While one might not have the funds or means to support a belief or cause, advocating for them can help get the resources they need.

What excites you the most about your work?

My work with Shot@Life is creating video montages that can be used to help enhance the effectiveness of the campaign. What I enjoy most is seeing the videos of children in Uganda being vaccinated. Our team does all this work behind the scenes to raise awareness and support for vaccinations, it’s nice to see what all that work does and how it pays off.

Why did you join the Shot@Life team?

My previous work experience included working for a non-profit and Penn State and being a producer for a local broadcasting station. As I enjoyed both jobs, I wanted to find a way to work in both fields (non-profits and videography). Shot@Life was the perfect fit. I can continue to enhance my videography skills while working for a nationally known and recognized non-profit organization.

Do you have any fun facts that our champions may not know about you?

I won states my senior year of high school for high jump.

  • Katie Blanton is the Communications Associate for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. Prior to joining UNF, Katie worked as a field organizer on a Senate campaign in Houston, Texas. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Science with a focus on Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University. While in college, she...