Kelly is an Associate at Mercury where she works with the Mercury investment team to identify innovative founders, support portfolio companies, and build a more vibrant start-up community. Kelly is invigorated by entrepreneurship as a vehicle to create wealth, diversify jobs in tech, and democratize access to VC. Prior to joining Mercury, Kelly was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia. She discovered her love for early stage companies as the first employee of an Austin based spirits incubator. She received her BA in Gender Studies with a minor in Rhetoric from Fort Lewis College, and is a candidate for her MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Rice University.