Kelci is action-oriented. She realized in grad school that she wanted to get out into the real world and find a way to help make people’s lives better. Her natural curiosity led her to seek a role in the world of evaluation in 2003, and she’s continued on that path ever since. She has been at the Foundation since 2012.
It’s Kelci’s role to figure out what difference we’ve made in Colorado through all of our work: grantmaking, policy, communications and leadership. She believes in using actionable and innovative evaluation to help Foundation staff learn what we’ve done well and where we need to improve so that we can create better outcomes for the communities we serve. Kelci helps to share the stories of our progress and impact, as well as what we need to do better, both within the organization and with our partners and grantees.
Felting, an age-old fiber art, is what gets Kelci enthused at home. She’s an obsessive learner, and loves experimenting and learning about what’s actually happening with the wool from a technical perspective. Her house and office tend to be covered in various felty creations.
Rocky Mountain National Park is her favorite Colorado spot. Kelci loves getting out in nature, especially during the spring. Everything is greening up and the animals are coming out — it’s a wonderful time to see everything coming back to life.
BA Sociology — Australian National University
BS Psychology — Australian National University
MA and PhD Applied Social Psychology — Loyola University Chicago