Kelli is currently the Nutrition Coordinator for the Chronic Disease Prevention Unit at the Department of Health Services. She works to create healthy nutrition environments in a variety of settings that include childcare, schools, healthcare, worksites, and the general community. She is passionate about creating systems and policies that support healthy eating and breastfeeding.
Kelli credits her time in the Fellowship program to leading her into her current position. She gained invaluable experience and developed vital relationships that confirmed her public health interests and helped her to seek out the work she knows she was meant to do. The Fellowship also allowed her to participate in a wide variety of projects in a number of content areas, which only enriched her learning and enhanced her skills. She would encourage any current or future Fellow to take full advantage of these unique opportunities!
Prior to her 2010-2012 Fellowship at the Division of Public Health Southern Regional Office and the Milwaukee Health Department, Kelli completed her dietetic internship and received her Master of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She and her husband are due to have their first baby in January 2014 and look forward to adding another FOF (Friend of the Fellowship) to this growing community!