"Journalism and marketing kind of go hand-in-hand, and I've always found it interesting to see how people respond to different marketing techniques," she said.
Kelsey loves volunteering at the organization because she can see the direct impact it has on its clients. She believes the most important work MND does is turning people’s lives around and giving them chances to change themselves for the better.
“Seeing how appreciative the clients are of the work we do makes everything worth it,” she said. Kelsey wants people to know how hard the clients work to find themselves employment and how seriously the job coaches take their work.
"I love being at MND because I feel like I understand what the clients are going through. Like some of them, I had very little work experience before I found my restaurant job, and I applied to a lot of places. I was just waiting for someone to give me a chance," she said.
In addition to volunteering at MND, Kelsey works as a dog daycare assistant and a hostess at Olive Garden. "I feel so lucky to have these jobs," she said. "I love dogs and I love food so I think they're perfect for me."
In her free time, Kelsey enjoys running, cooking, eating, and traveling with friends and family. These interests are what motivated her to become a journalist and she dreams of one day sharing these passions with others through her writing.