Kelly is Program Coordinator at ICLS. She worked in film and television for several years, including helping to launch the Smithsonian Channel at Showtime Networks/CBS before returning to work in education. She has an M.S. in English from Utah State University, an MFA in creative writing from the City College of New York (CCNY), and an EdM in English Education from Columbia University. She writes YA fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate in English Education at Teachers College (Columbia University) where she is studying the use of creative play spaces in the teaching of college writing.