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
Kelsey attended Texas State University following high school graduation and started coursework early during the summer term.
During a semester abroad Kelsey attended classes at both the Sorbonne and the American University of Paris and studied French language and art history.
Kelsey graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology and completed course work in biology, chemistry, ecology, physics and geology as well as in American history, human sexuality, natural history museum science, French language and literature.
During two years of graduate course work Kelsey completed courses in landscape ecology, field ecology, research methods, land management (including a practicum developing a working land management plan for a nonprofit organization), sustainable fishery management, spatial statistics, business negotiation and forestry. Her thesis research project and paper focused on inter- and intraspecies genetic variation and the effect on old field vegetation composition.
As a science writer at Arizona State University Kelsey routinely produces articles, marketing materials, annual reports and, more recently, podcasts that support the mission of higher education. She is skilled in engaging an audience even while covering complex research and disciplines.
On her personal blog and two podcasts Kelsey writes and produces content on a variety of topics that are relevant and of interest to women including motherhood, recipes, being a working mother, marriage and relationships, career, goal-setting, creativity, homemaking, personal finances and managing finances with a spouse.
Kelsey's love of food is evident in the blog posts she writes, podcasts she produces and the photographs that she shares on Instagram. She shares recipes on her personal blog, RISING*SHINING, and frequently produces podcast content about food and recipes on The Girl Next Door Podcast. In addition, she has had two essays published in the food literary magazine Remedy Quarterly (Issue 14 and Issue 21).
As a science writer Kelsey regularly produces articles sharing current research happening at Arizona State University. Kelsey weaves in narrative to her articles to engage a lay audience and to show the impact of research in a relatable way. She has opportunities to cover the breadth of research at Arizona State University and has researched and written articles on the topics of big data, sustainable infrastructure, urban development policy as it relates to sustainability, medical humanities and health, and water as a human right.
Kelsey has maintained a personal blog since January 2011 and her conversational, supportive and honest tone on a variety of subjects has led to the growth of a dedicated and engaged audience. On her personal blog Kelsey writes about goal-setting, motherhood and being a full time working mother, personal finances, recipes and cooking, creativity and appreciating the small things in life.
Kelsey is the producer and co-host of two podcasts, The Girl Next Door Podcast, a bi-weekly conversational and funny show with two next door neighbors chatting about life, motherhood, marriage, creativity and goals) and Matrimoney (a bi-weekly conversational and funny show with a husband and wife honestly discussing life, marriage and their money). For each podcast episode Kelsey develops a loose script to guide the show. These outlines are created to keep the show on topic while allowing for genuine conversation.