Kelly was born in northern California towards the end of the 80s. Before her fifth birthday, her family moved to Guatemala to serve as missionaries. After four years of the not-so-typical childhood of a missionary kid, her family moved back to the U.S. and eventually settled down in a very small Nebraska town.
Kelly headed off to college with about 36 ideas of what to do with her life. It was in a social problems course that she fell in love with the idea that one could study our world and strategically attempt to improve it as a career (or at least a way to obtain a college degree without actually having to decide on a career). Following graduation, she worked in outreach and education for a local food bank and then volunteered in Trujillo, Peru for four months.
Kelly is thankful for her richly diverse experiences to-date and hopes to continue to have her mind blown and worldview challenged as she works and lives among the Sojourners and Columbia Heights community. After work, Kelly loves to run, watch totally pointless TV, have deep conversations, study theology, get lost in good music, and drink lots of tea.