Kelly joined RPA in May 2016 and provides support to RPA’s global philanthropy team.
Prior to RPA, Kelly served as a Kiva Fellow collaborating with micro-finance institutions in Costa Rica and Guatemala. She has a diverse background ranging from working in the legal field as a paralegal to volunteering for youth development organizations.
Kelly received a B.A. in Global Economics and Latin American Studies from UC Santa Cruz, which included studying abroad in Spain at Complutense University of Madrid for one year and in Cuernavaca, Mexico for a summer. Kelly also received a Trans-Global Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California. During the MBA program, Kelly co-authored a business plan to promote her client’s sustainability principles across Zanzibar, East Africa in a way that resulted in certain social, cultural and financial benefits to local communities at the base of the economic pyramid. Kelly has extensive experience in Latin America as an Amigos de las Américas volunteer implementing community service projects and focusing on sustainable development while living in Honduras, Paraguay, and Dominican Republic. She now serves on the board of Amigos de las Américas San Francisco Chapter.