Kelly began her career as an advertising copywriter for Circuit City Headquarters, then moved on to technical writing & editing for the IT Division of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. While there, she taught herself digital page-layout and graphic design, both emerging fields at the time.
She freelanced as a writer/editor and digital designer for many years while raising two ‘tech kids.’ Kelly later co-founded IP5280, a Denver VoIP phone company, where she continued to use her digital media and web design skills for the business, while also providing technical support and customer training. She is currently co-owner/operator of Silicon STEM Academy, where she teaches Digital Media workshops. Kelly has a Bachelor’s degrees in Advertising Journalism and Spanish from the University of Maryland, and a Graduate Certificate in Desktop Design from the George Washington University.
Why did I want to create SSA? “Every kid is not interested in baseball or gymnastics. After-school and summer enrichment for kids who are passionate about technology is long overdue. Our future coders, inventors, and creators are ready for real-world training in a dynamic collaborative environment. That’s how we give them a head-start on a brilliant future!”