Kelly’s life experience includes owning and operating a small business, providing milieu therapy and group counseling to high-risk youth in Los Angeles, grant proposal research and writing and political research, writing and strategy.


She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the State University of NY, Buffalo, an M.A. in Research Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and certification in Drug Abuse Counseling from UCLA Extension College. In her free time she enjoys caring for and training shelter dogs and puppies, travel, hiking/running and volunteering.