Kelly's bio, in her mom's words: (Because who can gossip about you like Mom can?)
Kelly is currently reveling in the wild-meets-pastoral beauty of the Colorado high country, writing poetry, working odd jobs and spending as much time as possible hiking/biking/skiing in the beckoning Roaring Fork Valley.
Over the past few years, Kelly has worked as a ski pro and a features reporter for a local Colorado paper. She earned her MFA in 2013 from Iowa State University's Creative Writing and Environment program, which honored her with the Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing in 2013.
Kelly’s other post-graduate schooling resulted in an MA in science journalism from New York University, which provided her with the kinds of opportunities that only the Big Apple can provide, including writing for The New York Times and producing for Radiolab.
In the years previous to her graduate work, Kelly left Colorado, where she was born, raised and BA'd, and headed east to Massachusetts, where her land address was a mere formality. She lived mostly aboard boats and planes crossing the Atlantic Ocean, surveying marine life for various governmental and non-governmental research organizations.