Kelly has extensive NGO and research experience in East Africa, South America, Haiti, and New York City. Most recently, she was the Monitoring & Evaluation Program Manager for Nuru International in Kenya, an NGO working to eliminate extreme poverty in remote rural areas. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, with a major in political science and a minor in Latin American studies. She received her M.A. in International Affairs from the New School University where she studied human rights and development with a focus on metrics for measuring economic and social rights. She also has experience working as a consultant for Kiva and the UNDP in child welfare for the Vincent J Fontana Center for Child Protection, and on water and sanitation issues for charity: water.