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Director of External Affairs & Communications, Center for Galapagos Studies

Kelly brings over 10 years of experience working in higher education both in the US and UK across Business Development, Fundraising and Career & Leadership. As Director for External Affairs & Communications, Kelly will develop strategies for fundraising, communications and international partnerships as it relates to UNC’s Center for Galapagos Studies. She recently worked at UNC Kenan-Flagler, managing relationships with global companies within energy, sustainability, healthcare and consulting. Prior to joining UNC Kelly spent six years working at 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 University of Virginia and her JD from UNC School of Law.

Kelly has worked and traveled in nearly 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.