Friday, September 12, 2014

Feature Friday Staff Profile: Caitlin Moulton, Panhellenic Support Coordinator

The National Panhellenic Conference has five full-time staff members and interns who work daily to advance the sorority experience. Here we will introduce each staff member and let them tell you who they are and what they do in the office. 

Caitlin Moulton is the Panhellenic support coordinator. She provides direct support to Alumnae and College Panhellenics through communications and resources, and indirect support by making sure NPC volunteers have the materials they need to guide the Panhellenics they advise. Caitlin also coordinates NPC’s "Something of Value" program and consulting team visits, among other duties.

About Caitlin: Caitlin, the daughter of a military man, grew up moving around the U.S. She has lived in eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wyoming. She was born in Alabama and returned to attend Auburn University. During high school she lived in Illinois, where her family still resides, and she considers Alabama and the Midwest to be where her roots lie. Her older brother, Aaron, is currently working on his doctorate at the University of Arkansas, focusing on political exiles in Latin America. 

At Auburn Caitlin studied Spanish-international trade because she enjoyed Spanish throughout high school and wanted to learn more about business and economics. She joined Zeta Tau Alpha her freshman year and served as a leadership consultant for the organization for a year and a half after college. Today she volunteers for Zeta Tau Alpha, because her passion for sorority life extends beyond her job. 

Fun fact: I have the same birthday as my mom, which I think is an easy explanation as to why we are so much alike and why she is definitely my best friend. She is an Alpha Xi Delta and also attended Auburn. 

Q&A: 

1. What do you most enjoy about working at NPC? I love working in an environment for women, about women and by women. Being an advocate for sorority life is important to me because it has shaped me as a person and as a woman. I believe in what I'm doing each day. I love my co-workers, too! We are a great team and understand each other and work together well. 

2. If you could go back in time, what year/event would you travel back to and why?
I would be fascinated to live in the early 20th century and be part of the women's suffrage movement. I'm inspired to know that sorority women had a major role in those changes. 


3. Who do you admire as a leader? I am saddened to say that one of the leaders I admire most passed away recently. Deb Ensor, former executive director of Zeta Tau Alpha, was one of the most driven and amazing women I've ever met. She truly helped shape our Fraternity into the organization it is now. She was known for inspiring others with her words of wisdom, such as "Never underestimate the power of being a woman, never underestimate the power of being a Zeta and never be surprised when greatness is expected of you." 

4. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I don't know if I had any specific career aspirations, but I’m told I informed my parents that I would own a purple convertible and drive around fast with the top down.

5. How would your friends or family describe you?
Positive. I try to maintain the best outlook I can because I believe strongly that the world is what you make of it. I keep a smile going as much as possible, and I do my best to see the best in people and situations.

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