Kelley is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Prior to starting graduate school, she worked in the consumer appliance industry for two years. Her current work focuses on the development and assessment of engineers’ systems thinking skills. Her research interests include front-end design practices, socially engaged design, and sustainable design. She is also a Graduate Facilitator for the Center for Socially Engaged Design and a Graduate Academic Liaison with the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.