About Kelsey

Think globally, act locally, and create strategically (that's my motto).

About Kelsey

Think globally, act locally, and create strategically (that's my motto).

Hi! Hola! Ola! Bonjour!
Originally from Baltimore, I've been lucky enough to live, study, and work in 3 countries across 3 continents and, along the way, built a comprehensive understanding of working on diverse teams. I recently relocated to Oakland, CA.
When I'm not working, I'm cooking and writing for my food blog, creating paintings and other visual art, learning new languages (I'm pretty fluent in Spanish), hiking or spending as much time as possible in nature, and volunteering with local food events.
These days...
Product Manager and Designer at Fearless 
Leading teams to design and build 2 integrated health tools for Baltimore City.
Founder + leading product + design at The Daily Spend 
Outside of my 9-5 job, I am building a company and app focused on financial health and empowering young professionals' spending habits.
Rebranding + mentoring at StartingBloc
StartingBloc is a fellowship focused on cultivating personal and professional development with social innovation leaders.
Previously...
Human Centered Designer at LifeBridge Health Innovation Department
Built a new use case for the emocha app to monitor medication adherence for heart failure patients. I created the study design and implemented user research to understand the patient experience.
Lead designer for NODE.Health
Supported brand refresh, create digital assets, and  for a non-profit focused on evidence in digital medicine.
Co-brigade Leader at Code for Baltimore
Outside of work, lead bi-monthly meet ups and projects to build civic tech community and partnership with local government to improve citizen's access to services.
Guest Lecturer at University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Baltimore County
Various lectures about human centered design in tech and public policy 
Communications and policy designer at the Baltimore City Health Department
Lead agency rebrand, designed digital and printed assets, and supported the TECHealth initiative with branding and human-centered design program improvements
Community development specialist at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Sales, marketing, and managed over 1000+ adult volunteers - focus on enriching the lives of girls and volunteers at Girl Scouts (which included a lot of smiles and compassion).
Where I've 'formally' learned stuff:
MA Visual & Digital Media 
IE Business School, Human Sciences & Technology, Saffron Best Student Award •Madrid, Spain
BA Cultural Anthropology and Spanish
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar, Summa Cum Laude •Baltimore, MD
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