Kaitlyn is the daughter of Chris and Christy Harden of Ringgold, Georgia and was recently chosen as a recipient of SIGMA’s Pay It Forward Scholarship. She attended Heritage High School and graduated in 2019 at the top of her class with honors and a 3.96 GPA.
Kaitlyn is currently a sophomore at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is a Brock Scholar at UTC’s Honors College and is working towards her Medical Assistant Certification so that she can gain medical experience while obtaining her undergraduate degree.
She plans to graduate in 2023 and thereafter attend graduate school to further her education. At UTC, she is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council where she represents outreach on the leadership board. She is also a member of UTC’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. Kaitlyn hopes to volunteer at Erlanger Hospital this year.
In high school, Kaitlyn was involved in many extracurriculars. She was a member of the prestigious Legion of Generals Marching Band for four years, and also held a leadership position in band, HOSA (Future Health Professionals), and National English Honor Society. Other clubs that she was involved in were the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Science Club, and she participated in a Mock Trial her senior year. Outside of school, Kaitlyn spent hundreds of hours volunteering at Peavine Baptist Church in various positions. She was also a summer intern at Peavine in 2019.