Caitlin was born in Stockholm, Sweden (not Swedish) and spent the majority of her childhood moving around the United States – thanks to parents with the travel bug. They finally settled down in Atlanta 8 years ago, and I truly call this place home. She graduated from Georgia College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. A true millennial! A few of Caitlin’s hobbies include anything adventurous/active, reading and finding a strong cup of coffee. She is serious about her coffee.
Founded by physicians, American Medical Forum organizes live CME (Continuing Medical Education) conferences in the field of Internal Medicine and Primary Care. The courses are designed to give participants updates on the latest advances in clinical medicine.
Home Roam: Roam Alpharetta
1. What do you enjoy the most about your role as the CME Coordinator at American Medical Forum?
The conference. It’s special to see months of hard work come together to create something that people really enjoy and learn from. It’s also fun meeting the participants and putting a face to the name. People come from all over the world, so the conversations are always interesting.
2. What is the greatest lesson you have learned as a result of your current job role?
I’ve learned to not restrict myself with what I THINK I’m capable of. Coming out of college, I knew what I was good at, and I stuck with what I knew. With this job, I’ve learned so many different skills and programs – things I didn’t think I could do until I tried and practiced them.
3. As an event coordinator, what piece of advice could you offer to someone in the process of planning an event?
Make to-do lists. Whether you use an online program or scribble your ideas on a piece of notebook paper, organize those thoughts and tasks. It makes life so much easier, and it prioritizes your time. Lists also take away that feeling of “OK I have 5 million things to do but I don’t know where to start so I’ll just sit here and eat this bagel.”
4. What has been the highlight of your time with us at Roam?
A highlight of my time here at Roam has been the staff. They truly care about their members and have created an environment that’s inviting and comfortable. The treats that are passed out every once and a while don’t hurt either.
5. What is your favorite app on your phone and why?
Timehop. I think it’s fun to see where you were ____ years ago, and compare it to where you are today.