Kelsey has been a writer since first grade when she "published" her own books as part of a class project. Through school, including college and graduate school, Kelsey pursued her love of science, specifically environmental science, and honed her technical and science writing skills while writing more creatively on the side. In January 2011 Kelsey started her personal blog, RISING*SHINING, as a creative outlet. In March 2012 Kelsey began a new chapter of her professional career as a science writer for Arizona State University, a position that allows her to draw on her love and understanding of research methodology and science disciplines while nurturing her curiosity and love of learning. In her work as a science writer Kelsey interviews expert researchers and writes articles to tell the story and impact of research and entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. More recently, she has expanded her role as a science writer to include making podcasts focused on Arizona State University research, supports the KEDtalks project and manages the creative team editorial calendar.
Outside of her full time job Kelsey still maintains RISING*SHINING and writes about her own story including goal-setting, motherhood and being a working mother, creativity, personal finances, homemaking and appreciating the small things. In 2014 Kelsey expanded her storytelling portfolio to include podcasts. She produces and co-hosts The Girl Next Door Podcast (~1,500 downloads per episode) and Matrimoney (~700 downloads per episode). Her personal essays, accompanied by a recipe, have been twice published in the literary food magazine Remedy Quarterly.
In her own creative writing and endeavors Kelsey writes and shares her own story thoughtfully and honestly with a tone of encouragement and support. She has grown a dedicated and engaged audience that includes blog readers, podcast listeners and Instagram followers.
Science writing, especially on topics related to sustainability; translating complex research into engaging content for a lay audience; blog content writing; developing an editorial calendar with brand-consistent content; podcasting from development of a show concept to technical set up to recording and production; content strategy and developing a coherent brand supported by written content
Creative writing, reading, podcasting, photography, cooking, hiking + exploring, learning, science, bird watching, travel, building community, offering encouragement and support to others
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