Kelly is originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. At NC State, Kelly majored in Genetics and minored in Psychology. During her time as an undergraduate, she enjoyed learning more about genetics while assisting in a plant biology lab studying Arabidopsis thaliana her freshman and sophomore year. Kelly also spent a summer during her time as an undergraduate student interning at a shelter for youth facing homelessness and other crises. Kelly chose Rutgers because of the great learning environment. She is excited to continue her journey to becoming a genetic counselor here at Rutgers.