Kelly joined Worksystems in 2016 and is the Construction/Infrastructure sector project manager, working with industry leaders to develop a regional workforce plan for the construction trades. She also staffs the Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity, a coalition made up of labor, community, training and contractor partners who work together to advance equity in the construction trades utilizing demonstrably successful tools such as the Community Benefits Agreement.
Kelly has a background in workforce development and equity work in the residential energy efficiency sector, where she led the development and implementation of High Road workforce and contracting standards. She has a Bachelor's degree from Evergreen State College and a Masters of Urban Studies from Portland State University with a research focus on Social Sustainability.
In her free time, Kelly loves to hang out in the Bridlemile neighborhood with her wife, kids and numerous pets as well as practice Praying Mantis Kung Fu and ride her bicycle.