Cailin holds a BSc in marine biology and oceanography from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. She first became interested in ocean technology and its applications for marine research through a co-op work term with the ocean glider program based out of Dalhousie, now Coastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research (CEOTR). Cailin has experience with a variety of marine technology, having worked with the University of Victoria to deploy and operate Slocum and SeaExplorer gliders off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as assisting Ocean Tracking Network with acoustic telemetry field operations and data management on both Canadian coasts. Most recently, Cailin was responsible for implementing a Slocum glider program in the Great Lakes based out of the University of Windsor.
Cailin is also passionate about science education and outreach; prior to becoming a full-time technician, she worked as a marine science educator for several organizations including the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. At Open Ocean Robotics, Cailin is part of the Ocean Services team and assists with field operations, including the deployment, piloting, and recovery of USVs as well as assisting with data collection and analysis.