Cait O'Donnell

Advisory Board Member

Bridget is a budget analyst for the state of Maryland’s Department of Budget and Management, Office of Budget Analysis. Previously, Bridget worked as a Policy Fellow for Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Office for Human Services on projects serving youth experiencing homelessness, while completing her Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Management and Accounting.  After completing her undergraduate degree she served as a Community Economic Development Peace Corps volunteer in the northwest region of Cameroon. While in Cameroon she began working with COSDEF founder Javnyuy Joybert teaching business classes together at a local women’s empowerment center. After he established the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) she taught Corporate Entrepreneurship courses there to youth looking to start businesses and develop skills to help them advance in their careers. Bridget has a passion for social entrepreneurship applications and working to empower youths to develop themselves through business education and leadership opportunities.