Kelsey Jones, M.S.Ed
Feel free to call me Kels! I was born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Brooklyn, NY and despite my northern roots, I found myself graduating from the University of Georgia in 2015 with my Bachelor’s in International Affairs. During my undergraduate collegiate career, I found my passion, as a student executive member of the Caribbean Student Association (CaribSA), for mentorship and working with international students. So, if you hear me say Sak Pase (What’s Up) instead of Hello, just know it’s my way of staying in touch with my Caribbean (Guyanese) heritage, while paying tribute to my Haitian brethren.
I have been working in international higher education for the last 6+ years and have loved every minute of it. I like to joke and say I have never worked a day in my professional career, because I love engaging with bright young minds and support the hopes and dreams of our international students. In 2020, I also gained my Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and have utilized the knowledge and skills gained in my program to work with supervise various international student organization groups and ambassador program.
Fun facts about me include being a world-renowned chef (everyone calls me Chef Kels) and having traveled to 36 countries so far. I look forward to continuing the amazing work of supporting internationalization efforts in higher education at the University of New Haven!