Caylee is a Buffalo native and a psychology major with minors in child, family, and community studies and criminal justice. She began her college career at John Carroll University, but decided to transfer to Canisius College after missing Buffalo and her family. Caylee plans to graduate in December 2019 – one semester early.
This is Caylee’s second year in the Fellowship, where last year she was on the Fellowship Council. Caylee was the social coordinator that planned a visit to The Great Pumpkin Farm and a ‘friendsgiving” Thanksgiving. As part of the Fellowship, Caylee spent last summer interning at the Family Promise of Western New York, a family homeless shelter on the east side of Buffalo. Caylee worked as a social media intern and transformed both the website and Facebook page for Family Promise. This summer, Caylee will be a clinical counselor at The Summit Center, working with children who have autism to teach them social skills.
In addition to her work with the Fellowship, Caylee is also a member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma and served as their risk management chair in 2018-2019. In that role, she managed the drug and alcohol policy of the chapter and helped the sorority sisters with social and emotional issues. Caylee is also involved with the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College, serving as a volunteer.
Off campus, Caylee has been working at Wegmans for the past four years and is currently assigned to the bread production area of the bakery. Caylee is also a volunteer dance teacher aid at Danceability. She volunteers with a class that has two severely autistic students.
After her graduation, Caylee plans to get her master’s degree in social work. In the future, she hopes to open her own non-profit agency.