Kelly is a Partner, Research and Youth Programming. Her work includes supporting school partners throughout the research process and directing the CLIP student program. She is excited about supporting research on student well-being and ensuring that research is relevant and accessible to educators.
Before joining Character Lab, Kelly supported teachers in effectively implementing action civics programs; before that, she lived in Romania and managed global partnerships for school-based and afterschool service-learning and experiential education programs. Kelly holds an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she focused on measurement and evaluation of social-emotional learning programs.
In Kelly’s free time, she enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening, cooking, and fixing up her ramshackle old house with her husband.
Kelly’s pronouns are she/her/hers.