Kelsey is a first-year rotating PIBS graduate student from Nebraska. She graduated with a B.S from Doane University in 2014 where she began her research career looking into the cancer stem cell theory and metastasis of prostate cancer. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Michigan earning a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology. For her master's thesis, Kelsey studied host-microbiome interactions and the mucosal immune response during food allergic events.
In addition to her studies, Kelsey has worked as a technician at Neogen Genomics, one of the largest agricultural sequencing companies in the world, and studied language and culture in Spain and France.