Kelci received her B.S. in Chemistry and Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2015 and immediately moved to Lawrence to start her PhD in bioanalytical chemistry in Dr. Sue Lunte's research group. Her research interests are in developing miniaturized, microfluidic methods to monitor biomarkers of neurodegeneration. Kelci has enjoyed the opportunity to mentor undergraduates in herlab and was also a WiSTEMM mentor in Spring 2018. After participating in WiSTEMM, she was excited to become more involved in JBB as a member of the curriculum development committee to get a closer look at how these programs are structured.