WHO IS KELSEY KRACH?
I think globally, act locally, and strategically create using the design thinking/human-centered design processes in order to solve problems for a variety of systems and organizations. I thoroughly enjoy photography, graphic design, travel, and food blogging. I am highly motivated by service and social justice oriented work.
After living for a year abroad in Madrid, Spain while studying a master's degree, I returned to Baltimore to work at the Baltimore City Health Department as a Communications Design Fellow through Baltimore Corps, focusing on using design to facilitate public health equity. From August 2017 until February 2018, I worked as a consultant with LifeBridge Health, a $2B healthcare system in Maryland, as a Human Centered Design Specialist assisting with the creation of their in-house Innovation Department, focusing on digital medicine technologies for chronic disease patients. In February 2018, I joined Fearless as a UX/UI designer to create health technologies in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department to help residents in the city access social needs.
business development & entrepreneurship•social design•branding•content development•market research•advocacy campaigns•community development•immigration policy•human rights•Latin America
LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTEER, CERTIFICATIONS
Code for Baltimore,Co-Brigade Leader (April 2018-Present)
Code for Baltimore, Community Lead (June 2017-April 2018 )
StartingBloc Mentor, Leadership Development Institute (May 2017)
Baltimore DevOpsDays, Graphics Lead (October 2017-March 2018 )
StartingBloc Fellow, Leadership Development Institute (2017)
Open Works 3D FDM Printing (July 2018)
UN WFP, Design Intern, Madrid (Nov 2015-May 2016)
Madrid For Refugees, Communications Team (February-July 2016)
IE MVDM Program Ambassador (2015-2016)
IE Women in Business Lean-In Circle Manager (March-July 2016)
MA in Visual and Digital Media
IE Business School, School of Human Sciences and Technology
Madrid, Spain•Oct 2015-July 2016 •GPA: 3.72•Rank: 1/51
BA in Cultural Anthropology
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD, USA
May 2014•GPA: 4.0•Summa Cum Laude•Minor: Spanish•Study abroad: Ecuador
IE Master in Visual and Digital Media Saffron Best Student Award (July 2016)
2015 U.S. Fulbright Finalist, Alternate (Madrid, Spain)
IE Foundation Scholarship (Fall 2015)
UMBC Class of 2014 Valedictorian Finalist
UMBC Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program (2010-2014)
Shattuck Family Entrepreneurship Innovation & Social Change Internship Award (2012; 2014)
UMBC Prove-It Campus Innovation Grant Award $10,000 (2012)
UMBC Anthropology Student of the Year 2014
Phi Kappa Phi•Phi Betta Kappa
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