Kelsey is currently working in Deloitte's Federal Consulting practice serving clients in the national security and defense industry. Prior to joining Deloitte, Kelsey completed her masters program in global policy studies with an emphasis in security studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. In graduate school, Kelsey worked as a graduate research assistant at the Clements Center for National Security and was the Brumley Next Generation Fellow in Counterterrorism at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Her master's thesis focused on the future of U.S. counterterrorism policy after the fall of the caliphate, particularly the threat of foreign fighters.
Kelsey attended Texas Christian University for undergraduate studies, where she served as Student Body Vice President and the Head Delegate to the International Model United Nations conference in Japan. During college, she also worked for a refugee resettlement agency and volunteered at a refugee camp in Germany. Kelsey is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma