Kelly loves traveling, learning about new cultures, and meeting new people. She’s a staunch believer in the power and importance of the arts in transforming lives and addressing societal issues. She works at a performing arts center, has extensive nonprofit experience, and recently completed her Masters in Public Diplomacy. She is a huge advocate of the “pay it forward” mentality, and firmly believes in and follows the motto “Have courage, and be kind.”
Years of working with children and young adults has shown Kelly just how much they are capable of, if only given the encouragement and opportunity. She was fortunate enough to have parents, friends, teachers, and mentors who gave her the encouragement to follow her dreams and fight for what she believes in, and she can’t think of any better way to use her energy than to do the same for others.