Kelly's bio, in her mom's words: (Because who can brag about you like Mom can?)
Kelly is currently reveling in the wild-meets-pastoral beauty of Steamboat Springs, in northern Colorado, where she's playing outside all winter long as a ski instructor and filling in the other eight months of the year with who-knows-what.
She recently worked as a features reporter for The Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand Junction, Colorado, after receiving her MFA 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 experience resulted in an MA in science journalism from New York University. While there, she had various 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 had 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.