Kelly has spent most of her professional and creative career within the non-profit sector (education, namely). Whether finding ways to communicate complex systems, or designing for learning, she works to surface people's stories throughout the design process. With a background in Industrial Design, Kelly has also completed a Masters in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons in New York, where she was awarded several distinctions including the John L. Tishman Scholarship for her commitment to sustainable development, design, and construction, and the IDEO & Knight Foundation Civic Design Fellowship to explore how design may be used to strengthen community identity and resilience within the city of Detroit. Kelly is currently completing her PhD with WonderLab at Monash University, while also teaching. Originally from The States, she now calls Melbourne home.