(319) 335-1874
431 Blank Honors Center
Iowa City, IA 52242

As Honors' Director of Scholar Development (DSD), Kelly works to offer both challenge and support to undergraduates pursuing scholarship, fellowship, or grant opportunities here at Iowa and in national competitions. Her record of service is rooted in the engagement of underrepresented populations in key social and political processes through education and advocacy and includes connections to the National Rural Development Partnership, Teach For America, Planned Parenthood and Iowa NEW Leadership.

Kelly graduated with honors in Women’s Studies and Politics from Cornell College in 1999, and with a masters degree in individual practice from the University of Iowa School Of Social Work in 2008.

When she’s not reading personal statements or helping students identify their super powers, she is drawn to the concrete satisfaction that (sometimes!) comes with small-time organic garlic farming and renovating the old farm house she shares with her partner and their four-legged kids.