Kelly Amsler

Having dabbled in fields of social justice during college, Kelly Amsler launched this lifelong passion by spending nine months at an orphanage in South Sudan, aiding with educational/medical/administrative needs, and developing a running water system on the orphanage compound. Since then she’s pursued her belief that education begets opportunity and has worked with at-risk student-athletes at UCLA, University of Miami, and is now entering her third year as a learning specialist at the University of Arizona. Outside interests include hiking and teaching self-defense classes (Krav Maga). She is drawn to the MDP program in order to be better equipped to foster educational pursuits among underserved or unmotivated populations. 


Seattle, WA


University of Miami

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Youth Decision Making in Agricultural Adaptations to Climate Change An Analysis in East Africa

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