Kelly has created Flyover Podcast Newsletter, which is aimed at connecting people with podcasts produced between the coasts, and providing resources for others to start local audio storytelling of their own.
Prior to her current position at St. Louis Public Radio, Kelly was communications and marketing coordinator at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis and social engagement manager for the St. Louis Business Journal.
She is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she received bachelors degrees in Journalism and International Studies and a Master of Arts in Journalism, studying community engagement in the news. In 2013, Kelly was one of 14 journalism fellows studying the ethics of journalism during the Holocaust in Auschwitz; she also participated in a University of Arizona Study Abroad program in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.
Kelly is the co-founder of the St. Louis Online News Association chapter, an Associate Editor (non-fiction) for “December” literary magazine, and a contributing writer to “Missouri Life Magazine.”