After graduating from San Diego State University in 2003 with her Bachelor’s degree, Kellie worked for an entrepreneurial company as a Risk Manager in California, after which she spent a year gaining life experiences travelling solo around Australia before returning to her alma mater in 2006 to complete her Master’s degree. One of her graduate course papers was competitively selected to be presented at the US 2007 National Communication Association’s annual convention, “Coping With College: Exploring Social Isolation and Loneliness In Relation to Coping Strategies among Incoming College Freshmen”. While concurrently obtaining her graduate degree, Kellie taught communication classes to incoming college freshmen at San Diego State University. She is a fully qualified NeuroLinguistic practitioner, Six Sigma Green Belt certified, as well as licensed to teach English to adults after obtaining her CELTA diploma. She has been the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and grants.
As hard as it was for her to leave California, she hopped continents and crossed oceans to Switzerland to marry the love of her life and has meanwhile had two beautiful daughters…all with the added benefit of learning German along the way!
Kellie is thrilled to be back working in the world of academia.