Posted by admin | April 12, 2011
As a third generation Spartan from Grand Rapids, Kelly grew up tailgating every fall by the Sparty statue. So it was no surprise when she decided to join the family tradition and become a Spartan herself. Kelly graduated in 2011 with a dual degree from James Madison College in Comparative Cultures and Politics and the College of Comm Arts in Communications and Public Relations. During her time on campus, Kelly was involved in greek life and worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the IM pools, but her favorite extracurricular was meeting friends at Crunchy’s every Thursday night to share a bucket and sing karaoke.
She first found herself in NY in 2010 with an internship at a PR firm, and after weekly game watches at Mercury Bar and a season on the alumni dodgeball team, she knew she had to become a NY Spartan. Kelly returned to East Lansing to finish her senior year, and within two weeks of graduation was back in New York. After stints in market research and consulting, Kelly now works in advertising at Havas Media and lives in Brooklyn. In her free time, she loves planning trips (be it to far away sunny islands or fall football Saturdays with the family back in EL) and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.