Kelsey joined the Office of First-Year-Experience in 2019. She is an instructor for University 101, an orientation seminar that helps new students navigate the university, make an academic and personal wellness plan, and develop skills to be successful at KU.
Kelsey is from Kansas. She earned her B.A. in Psychology, Nonprofit Business, and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry at William Jewell College and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Washburn University. Currently, Kelsey is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program here at KU. She also a provides counseling services to young adults in the Kansas City area. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys playing sand volleyball, going on walks, traveling, and spending time with her dogs, Dave and Gracie.
"My first year in college was a time of growing pains and self-discovery. Being away from my family for the first time, I remember feeling homesick and uncertain about whether I was truly ready for this big step. Luckily, I was surrounded by amazing faculty and staff, all of whom played a key role in my adjustment to college. I was especially thankful for my Psychology advisor, who became a wonderful role model and mentor. My takeaway – build meaningful connections with your professors by reaching out to ask questions, discuss challenges, and to seek feedback and support."