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Kelly is a Program Officer in the North America Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and provides communication & marketing and geospatial/analytical support to field programs across the U. S. and Canada. Shortly before joining WCS Kelly completed her Master of Environmental Science at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. For her thesis, Kelly co-designed and launched a long-term large carnivore monitoring program in northern Tanzania in partnership with the African People & Wildlife Fund. Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Villanova University, and since finishing her undergraduate studies Kelly has held a variety of field-based and administrative positions with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, the Jane Goodall Institute, and Conservation International. From 2011 to 2012 Kelly held a Fulbright Fellowship to Botswana, where she studied attitudes toward large carnivores among rural pastoralists. Broadly, Kelly’s two primary interests are large carnivores and the interactions between carnivores and people, and making the field of conservation more effective via public outreach and communication.