Kelly received her B.A. in Classical Languages and Literature at Temple University in 2015, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis on female exemplarity and martyrdom in Book One of Livy’s Ab urbe condita. After graduating, Kelly accepted a position as a long-term substitute Latin teacher at a New Jersey high school. She went on to receive a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She is currently pursuing an M.A. and PhD in Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interests include Latin elegy, sexual violence in antiquity, and the Homeric Hymns.