Kelly joined the IFAW Animal Rescue team in 2012 and was based out of the international headquarters on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
As the Wildlife Rescue Program Officer, Kelly focused much of her efforts on the captive big cat crisis in the U.S. by working with wildlife sanctuaries and law enforcement to seek out life-long placement for tigers, lions, cougars, and other large cats being kept in private ownership throughout the country.
In addition, Kelly was involved in other aspects of Wildlife rescue projects, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Policy Analyst, IFAW U.S. Country Office, USA
Work Study, Tufts Wildlife Clinic, USA
Animal Care Specialist, White Oak Conservation Center, USA
Research Assistant, University of Arizona, USA
Raptor Handler Apprentice, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, USA
Research Assistant, The Biodiversity Group, Ecuador
Master of Science, Conservation Medicine, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, USA