Kelly is an Associate on RPA’s global philanthropy team. She provides operational and programmatic support to a number of complex projects including Skoll Foundation-supported Scaling Solutions initiative and individual philanthropy client engagements. She is also a key member of the SDG Philanthropy Platform team, which encourages multi-stakeholder collaboration to create sustainable impact in efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Kelly utilizes extensive project management experience to organize events for delegations visiting from China and to plan larger collaborative efforts during UN General Assembly week.
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, and a Trans-Global Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California. 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 the Amigos de las Américas San Francisco Chapter.