Kelly joined LTS in 2018 and has an MSc in Marine Systems and Policies from the University of Edinburgh. In her role as the Analyst for the UK Government flagship grant scheme the Darwin Initiative and the sister scheme the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund, Kelly provides technical and administrative support for current and new projects and is the main contact point for IWT Challenge Fund projects.
In addition to grant administration, Kelly manages the social media for the funds and is directly involved in the production of the quarterly newsletters, informative webinars and information notes. Kelly has varied experience working throughout the UK and the Caribbean and prior to joining LTS she worked as a Research Assistant for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman.
Her key areas of interest are tropical marine systems, blue carbon management and small island developing states.