Kelly was an international student from Peru. At the age of seventeen, she received a full scholarship to represent her country at Lester B. Pearson College – United World College of the Pacific – Canada. After graduation, she took a gap year to volunteer with indigenous Peruvian people. She participated in sustainable farming projects in the Andes and has also volunteered coaching students at a Peruvian orphanage. Kelly was an Environmental Studies and Economics double major, and she is interested in pursuing Environmental Justice after graduation.