As Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations, Kelly works to build stronger relationships with foundations and other partners in support of faculty research and University priorities. She specializes in supporting the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as organizations central to campus life such as the Princeton University Library, Princeton University Art Museum and the Office of Religious Life.
Before joining CEFR, Kelly served as manager of corporate, foundation and government relations at the Princeton University Art Museum. Prior to coming to Princeton, she supported development efforts at the Kingsborough Community College Foundation of the City University of New York, New York University Stern School of Business, and the Bard Graduate Center. Kelly has presented with NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators), SRAI (Society of Research Administrators International) and CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) and has served on the organizing committee for the CASE Corporate and Foundation Relations conference.
Kelly holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She lives in Princeton and recently served on the board of the Princeton Public Library Foundation.
Princeton University Projects:
- Liaison, GradFutures Professional Development Working Group
- Partnership Lead, Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation (PACRI)