Before joining CLC, Kelsey spent seven years at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, where she helped states across the country pass meaningful gun violence prevention legislation. In her previous roles, Kelsey also worked for the communications and legal departments of Brady. She got her start in politics by volunteering and running student chapters of the Obama for America campaign in 2008 and 2012.
In 2013, Kelsey graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts with a B.A. in International Relations, and a focus on human rights and transitional justice. She joined CLC in July 2022.