Kelly has the privilege to be called mom of two wonderful children, Riley and Calvin. Riley is currently a sophomore studying women’s leadership studies at NYU and Calvin will be graduating from Preble this Spring and will study chemical engineering at NYU Shanghai starting in the fall.
When she arrived at Einstein in 2013, Kelly noticed a gap in the communication among community organizations offering and participating in STEM education programs and activities. As a result, she founded the Greater Green Bay STEM Network, which is an initiative to bring quality, STEM education to our entire community and for organizations to share resources by supporting each other through strong collaboration. With over 35 organizations involved in the STEM Network, the partnerships are leading to much greater projects. In May of 2017, the Greater Green Bay STEM Network gained national recognition for their work and was welcomed into the U.S. STEM Learning Ecosystem.
Known as the head honcho (executive director) of the Einstein Project, Kelly Ellis’s professional activities and community service initiatives often overlap. Kelly has served in many community building capacities in the Greater Green Bay area including being Board Chair for the Northeast Wisconsin Arts Council, a member of UWGB’s Engineering Technology Advisory Board, a graduate of the Leadership Green Bay program and a former advisory board member for HuTerra.