Kelly earned her MA in Counseling, with a concentration in School Counseling, from Montclair State University. She has a private mental health counseling practice working with teens and adults, as well as facilitating groups for women who have experienced trauma. She has worked in various roles in higher education over the past 15 years including academic advisor, women’s center coordinator, and manager of career services. Kelly’s research interests include gender-based violence, gender issues in career development, and mental health issues among women. She is active in professional organizations such as Counselors for Social Justice and the American College Counseling Association, and is Past-President of the New Jersey Career Development Association.