Kelly attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she earned a Masters of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education. In her work with students, she puts specific emphasis on mentoring to enhance self-exploration, goal-setting, and self-advocacy skills while helping students plan for their future college admissions aspirations.
I have worked for two elite college preparatory schools and have guided hundreds of students through the college application process. I have spent over seven years working in the field of education and specialized in college counseling and academic advising. I have designed college counseling curriculums for juniors and seniors as well as social-emotional skills-based seminars for freshman and sophomores, which have addressed topics including appropriate relationships with technology, motivation and goal setting, and stress management. During my studies at Harvard, I gained a comprehensive understanding of the cognitive development of adolescents and this research enabled her to understand how students grow not only as learners but also as social and emotional beings as they mature into young adults. I also hold a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan, where I was a James B. Angell Scholar, a Michigan Tradition Scholar, and a School of Music Merit Scholarship recipient.
As a counselor, I ground my practice in deep listening and building on my understanding of a student’s individual strengths and areas for growth to help them establish goals and craft a collaborative plan to reach them. I work diligently to make each student with whom I work feel known and valued and focus on developing the “whole child”.
In my free time, I love to be active and to be outside. I am an avid runner and also a dedicated spin class taker. I also have a strong background in music and am a classically trained opera singer. I love both listening to and singing a wide genre of music and music is a part of my daily routine!