Kelly helps to develop and implement the policy and regulatory agenda for transitioning Washington to a clean energy economy. She most recently held the position of Washington Policy Manager with Renewable Northwest, where she advocated for frameworks to expand renewable energy penetration in the region.
Having spent time as a Probation Officer in Indiana, a Volunteer Coordinator in Argentina, and an AmeriCorps Tutor in Seattle, it wasn’t until after taking a course on the ethics of climate change that her career path and passions would converge into action on climate change. She graduated with an M.P.A. from the University of Washington with certificates in Environmental Management and Climate Science in 2014. While in graduate school, Kelly held positions as a Research Assistant with the Climate Impacts Groups, a Sustainability & Materials Management Intern with the U.S. EPA Region 10, and a Student Consultant for the PNW Smart Grid Demonstration Project.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys finding new adventurous hikes, wandering around on a bike, and tasting Washington’s finest wines.