Kelsey graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2013 with a B.A. in political science and from the University of North Texas in 2016 with a M.S. in political science. While in graduate school, Kelsey worked on a variety of data collection efforts focusing on social movements and comparative politics. She was also a graduate assistant for the National Science Foundation’s Research Education for Undergraduates program where she taught methodology and statistics to a handful of undergraduates from across the country.

When not focusing on her research, Kelsey is a proud Buffalonian, an avid reader, and advocates for the rights of the mentally ill. She was first introduced to FIRE’s mission when she attended a FIRE Student Network annual conference. She is excited to join a team advocating for the rights of students.