Kelly is a graduate of Saint Louis University Law School, with a certificate in International Law. She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the Supreme Court of Missouri. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, and the Association for Women Lawyers - Milwaukee. Presently, Kelly is a member of and serves on the Boards of Directors for Prime Financial Credit Union (Treasurer), the Milwaukee Gay Volleyball Association, the South Milwaukee Community and Business Association (Vice President), the St. Joan Antida Alumnae Association (Chair Person), and the Notre Dame School of Milwaukee Auxiliary Board.
Born and raised on the southside of Milwaukee, Kelly is a Badger at heart, having graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2008 with bachelors’s degree in political science, legal studies and sociology. She looks forward to building a strong and enduring practice near her family and friends. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel, bike around town, play with her nieces and nephews, and post Instagram photos of her fish, Remfish Lupfin, and her sister's dog, Tonka Truck.