Kelly is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in educational technology and interactive software design. In 2004, Kelly co-founded Interschola, a company providing online auction services to the education market. Kelly has held executive management positions at several interactive software companies including Electronic Arts, Sun and Borland. While serving as the VP of Engineering at Classroom Connect she managed the technology team that developed one of the first online interactive curriculum programs for the K-12 marketplace. In 2008, Kelly participated in an intensive executive leadership program TPW West. She had the opportunity to work with prominent figures from the fields of philanthropy, policy, and public management to develop a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector and strategies for maximizing effectiveness. Through this program, Kelly further developed her interest and understanding of social entrepreneurship and innovative approaches to impact social change. Her work now focuses in four primary areas of education: early and middle school education, quality expanded learning time programs, education technology, and engaging girls in STEM. Kelly attended the US Air Force Academy and UC Davis where she earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
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