Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre at Louisiana State University in 2009 and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2014. She began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in the New Orleans public school system where she worked with a variety of students with articulation, language, fluency, and cognitive impairments from preschool through 8th grade. In 2016, she received a grant from the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to purchase the Words for Life application for her school. Through this grant, she gained hands-on experience working with students who were non-speaking or with limited verbal speech to achieve functional communication goals. Additionally, she performed Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluations and treatments for several students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kelly found her passion for AAC, while working with these students, and is looking forward to focusing this passion in her role as a consultant at Prentke Romich Company, where she will support, educate, and empower individuals in the world of AAC.
Kelly holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and a state license in Speech Language Pathology from the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA).