For the past decade, Kelly has invested her life in the pursuit of educational equity as an educator, instructional and leadership coach, and now teacher educator. She is the Director of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America (TFA) San Antonio where she works with her programming team to create learning arcs of development for corps members that centers identity in corps members’ journeys to systems change leadership. After graduating from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship, Kelly joined the 2010 Teach For America San Antonio Charter Corps. She has helped found community organizations like Leadership SAISD and San Antonio Rising In Solidarity for Equity (SA RISE), where she served as a founding board member and helped set vision and outcomes. Fueled with inspiration from her family, her students at Luther Burbank High School, and her community, she went on to obtain a master’s degree in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Kelly is currently a full-time doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D. in Cultural Studies) at the University of Texas at Austin. A new venture for Kelly is her work with TFA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness (DEI) National Work Table, which seeks to deepen the organization’s collective understanding of DEI and strengthen regional DEI work. Kelly resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband and son.