Previously, Kelly attended the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island where she studied the ecology of diatoms in Narragansett Bay. She also worked for an environmental journalism organization, writing science backgrounders and helping bridge the gap between reporters and researchers. Kelly’s volunteer experiences include traveling to Haiti with a group of freshwater ecologists to establish a research base and assisting with aquaculture and animal husbandry at the New England Aquarium.
Kelly received an M.S. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Marine Microbiology Initiative