Kelly is a manager in RMI’s Carbon-Free Transportation Program, leading its mobility work in Africa and Asia. Prior to this, Kelly worked on RMI’s Global South Program for eight years, leading off-grid energy planning for governments in sub-Saharan Africa in close coordination with development partners and private sector solar home system and minigrid companies. She also worked on consumer mobile applications as a strategy for reducing traffic congestion and energy use in RMI’s Transportation practice.
Prior to joining RMI, Kelly was the COO of Bandwagon, a taxi-sharing software startup based in New York City. While at Bandwagon, Kelly led business development and operations. With the CEO, he secured over US$1MM in grant funding from NYSERDA and Verizon Communications. Kelly also worked as a wilderness instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and elsewhere, leading expeditions in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic.
Carleton College, B.A. in English. Prior studies at Deep Springs College.