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Colleen Kelley

Social Documentation MFA, 2023
Colleen Kelley graduated from Kenyon College with degrees in Film and English. She was awarded Honors by the college’s Film and Theater Department for electing to complete a thesis project of an original screenplay and television series. She also studied film in Wellington, New Zealand. She has edited documentaries highlighting the impact from lack of access to special education in Minnesota’s and California’s public schools. In 2018, Colleen was awarded a Princeton in Africa Fellowship as the Communications Specialist and Videographer with the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in Kambuga, Uganda. Colleen drove donor support by highlighting the non-profit school and multiple locally-run community development programs through her original written, image, and video content. After the fellowship, Colleen moved to Lander, WY to work as the Wilderness Medicine Marketing Coordinator for the outdoor education nonprofit, NOLS. In this role, Colleen created videos, blogs, and digital media content to highlight the intersections between conservation, medical preparedness, and outdoor recreation, Recently, Colleen worked as a field canvasser and writer for progressive and Democratic and Progressive candidates running in Montana for the 2020 election races. Outside of work, Colleen is an avid runner, who also enjoys backpacking, biking, and climbing.