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Director of External Affairs & Communications, Center for Galapagos Studies, UNC-CH

Kelly brings over 15 years of experience working in higher education both in the US and the UK across business Development, Fundraising, Communications, and Career & Leadership. As Director for External Affairs & Communications at UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, Kelly develops and executes strategies for fundraising, communications, and international partnerships to broaden the scope and impact of the Center. Prior to this position, she worked at UNC Kenan-Flagler managing relationships with global companies within energy, sustainability, healthcare, and consulting.

Before moving back to the US, Kelly spent six years working at the University of Oxford in various roles such as Senior Development Executive for Saïd Business School and fundraising for Oxford Sport during London 2012. Before moving to the UK, Kelly was Senior Woman Administrator and Head Tennis Coach at Meredith College, leading the team to two NCAA appearances. She has worked in the corporate sector as an attorney and a global project manager. Kelly earned her BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and her JD from UNC School of Law.

Kelly has worked and traveled in over 30 countries and enjoys exploring new cultures. She is excited to be doing meaningful work with global impact and to ultimately help protect the Galapagos for future generations.