Kelly works to build stronger relations with foundations in support of faculty research and University priorities, with a focus on the humanities, social sciences and diversity initiatives. She most recently served as manager of corporate, foundation and government relations at the Princeton University Art Museum. Prior to coming to Princeton, she supported development efforts at Kingsborough Community College, New York University Stern School of Business, and the Bard Graduate Center. Kelly holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.