Kelsey was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, but most of her family lives in South Africa. She moved to Texas to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston where she graduated with her BS degree in Marine Biology. She has an immense passion for animals and nature. Growing up she helped her mom rehabilitate wildlife when she wasn’t playing tennis or volunteering at the local animal shelter. Kelsey also enjoys playing violin, piano, and video games. Her favorite activity by far is scuba diving around the world. She has eight scuba certifications including Cavern Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Diver, and Scientific Diver. Kelsey first joined Artist Boat as a Lead Interpreter for Bucket Brigade in 2015. She excitedly rejoined the team in June 2020, and she loves to do her part in Artist Boat’s mission to restore and protect local wetlands.