As Development Specialist, Kelly participates in all of NNEDV's fundraising efforts, including grant writing, event planning, managing and updating the website, and managing donations and donor relationships. Before coming to NNEDV, she worked in development and fundraising at Hope House, a domestic violence program in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Kelly has also served as a Research Assistant for the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning at the Iowa Department of Human Rights, where she coordinated efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of the state's juvenile justice system and programs for at-risk youth. Kelly obtained a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Simpson College and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). Kelly is a music and movies buff, and a pop culture enthusiast with a particular fondness for the White Stripes, an alternative rock band from Detroit.