After serving as City Manager in Greenfield, California for four years, she became Chief Operating Officer of Administrative Services of the Santa Clara Valley Water District in San Jose, California in 2017. Her public school years were relatively uneventful.
She later recalled being rejected as a drummer in the sixth grade band and, in ninth grade, being told by a coach that at 5 feet 9 she was too short to play on the basketball team.
The five-foot-long shark latched onto the 17-year-old's legs, and tried to drag her off the beach.
However, the softball star was quick to react, and delivered a potentially life-saving shot to the shark, causing it to let go.
The 69-year-old is understood to have had a stent fitted in mid-December after recording the final of The Apprentice.
The Florida Museum of Natural History, which documents shark attacks worldwide, said Caitlyn's encounter was the fourth documented attack off Okaloosa County beaches since 1882.
She was city manager of Lake Worth, Florida from 2009 until her termination in December 2011. Stanton became the subject of national and international media attention in February 2007 after disclosing that she is transgender pursuing sex reassignment, leading Largo city commissioners to initiate the process of ending her contract as city manager, Susan Ashley (born Steven Bruce) Stanton grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Caitlyn and her friends told Okaloosa County Police they did not know what type of shark it was that attacked.
The 17-year-old shared a series of pictures on social media showing just how lucky she was to escape the shark's clutches.