OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Kaitlyn Vitez

higher ed campaign director
Washington D.C.
Kaitlyn serves as the Student PIRGs' lobbyist on Capitol Hill, working on campaigns to promote open textbooks, save student aid, and protect student loan borrowers. In 2018, she ran a successful national grassroots campaign convincing Congress to start a federal open textbook program, which is projected to save students $50 million each year. In previous roles with PIRG, she helped start an open textbook grant program at Rutgers University and helped register more than 40,000 people to vote in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Based in Washington, DC, Kaitlyn enjoys yoga, traveling, and the never-ending search for the perfect cup of coffee.