Kelly graduated from Columbia with a B.A. in Environmental Chemistry with a premedical concentration in May 2020. Kelly worked in the WINGs lab for her senior thesis and her research focused on ice rafted debris in the Southern Ocean and measuring elemental fluxes in marine sediment cores to generate records of biologic productivity during the Last Glacial Maximum.
Thesis title: Ice Rafted Debris, Climate Drivers, and the Southern Ocean.
Kelly is now a lab manager at Weill Cornell Medicine.