Senior Learning and Evaluation Officer
Kelly joined the Foundation in 2021. She has extensive experience with monitoring and evaluation, including expertise in participatory methods, gender analysis, trauma-informed approaches and community-centered evaluations. She has worked to better understand and monitor progress of complex, multi-layered issues across the social sector, particularly in education and social development. Most recently, she worked for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where she managed the implementation and evaluation of a multi-site, multi-disciplinary anti-human trafficking project. She previously worked as a consultant for Oxford Policy Management where she worked on data collection, analysis, and implemented learnings, as well as led applied research teams in community settings in Uganda and Zambia. Kelly worked as an English teacher at Bristol’s St. Paul Catholic High School and was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Gorkha, Nepal. She earned her master’s degree in development studies from the University of Oxford and her bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross.
What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
The people and sense of community! I grew up in the area and am grateful to be returning. Also, the Greater Hartford region has so many striking areas of natural beauty to explore.
What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.” – bell hooks