Caitlin Pearce is Director of Member Engagement at Freelancers Union, the nation's largest group representing the growing independent workforce. Overseeing advocacy, education, and community growth for the 300,000-member union, Caitlin is a guiding force in the union's drive to help the new workforce build a more sustainable, mutualistic society. She leads the national Freelance Isn't Free campaign to put an end to nonpayment, which just won its first major victory, passing first-of-its kind legislation to protect New York City freelancers from nonpayment. Caitlin holds a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University in Sociology and Comparative and International Development, and a Bachelor's degree from Bard College. She lives in Brooklyn and moonlights as a freelance musician.