Kelly is a Pennsylvania native and a graduate of Messiah College in Grantham, PA where she earned a B.S. in International Business with a minor in French. During her time there she studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. She also had the opportunity to spend one summer traveling through ten different countries in Eastern and Western Europe while gaining international field experience in business and economics.

Kelly’s love of French culture and language brought her back to France after college where she worked as an Au Pair in Paris for one year. Since returning to the United States, she has become a strong advocate for study abroad, and has experience in enrollment and advising both outbound American college students, and inbound International high school students.