Kelly's bio, in her mom's words: (Because who can list your accomplishments like Mom can?)
Kelly is currently reveling in the wild-meets-pastoral beauty of the Colorado high country, writing poetry, learning the wine business (mostly by tasting it), and spending as much time as possible hiking/biking/skiing in the beckoning Roaring Fork Valley.
In recent occupational iterations, Kelly held positions as a ski pro in Taos and Steamboat Springs and 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 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.