Kelsey joins the Institute for Inquiry staff with a background in elementary science education and professional development. She taught fifth grade in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, before returning to her alma mater, the University of Missouri, for her Ph.D. in Science Education. During her doctoral studies, Kelsey was a research assistant for a professional development program dedicated to quality elementary science teaching, and taught preservice science methods courses. She also developed and facilitated workshops for educators at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska. Kelsey is interested in wildlife conservation, traveling, and exploring her new home state.