Kelly is a consultant for the Colorado Workforce Development Council Office with a focus on education and serves as the statewide postsecondary and workforce readiness coordinator for Colorado. She has served in her shared position between the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the Colorado Department of Education since 2019. Kelly works to bring together business and education to ensure Colorado students develop the skills they need to succeed in the workforce, and that businesses have access to the talent they need to drive our economy forward. Before her time with the council, Kelly worked in secondary education as a teacher, program coordinator, and Dean of Students. She holds a Bachelor's degree in statistics from Colorado State University and a Master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver. Kelly is passionate about education and believes that as workforce needs evolve, the education system will need to as well to ensure students have access to meaningful post-secondary opportunities.