Kelly staffs the Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Office, supporting the Master of Science, Master of Science in Forestry, and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs, the graduate committee chair, and the graduate admissions committee. In addition, she provides administrative support for Dr. John B. " Barny " Dunning, Jr.
Prior to joining FNR in 2001, Kelly held positions at the university in Political Science, Electrical Engineering, and Educational Computing and Instructional Development, and was an administrative assistant in human resources for an industrial manufacturer.
In May 2014, Kelly received her Master of Science degree in Leadership from the College of Technology at Purdue. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue.