M.Ed Student Profile: Kelly Brown

Name: Kelly BrownKelly Brown

Twitter: @fraubrownslc

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Undergrad Institution & Major: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, German & International Studies

Favorite Food: Ribeye steak

Why did you choose the ELP program at the U?: I researched many programs and kept coming back to the M Ed in Student Affairs. I’m an academic advisor at the U of U so it’s convenient plus I get 1/2 off of tuition.

What do you love about Salt Lake? Mountains, quick access to desert, safe community, neighborhoods, public transportation, Ballet West, the Episcopal community,

What are your dreams for your future? Career wise, I would like to be able to focus my work specifically with or related to students and to see more diversity in both students, faculty and staff at the University of Utah. On the personal side, I wish for my children thrive and become independent, strong, educated women and, I dream of a remodeled kitchen.

What is a skill you hope to develop? I hope to be able to effectively communicate with people about social justice issues and to be able to quickly build an argument that is based on evidence.

What is something unique about you that you would like us to know? I am a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers football team.

Where would you go on a dream vacation if money/time did not enter into your thought process? I would visit all the UNESCO World Heritage sites and national parks all over the world.

Do you have any family, friends, or pets that are important to you here with you in Salt Lake? Married to Scott with 2 daughters Elizabeth (13) and Valerie (10) and 2 cats. We’ve been very fortunate to form a non-biological family here. A wonderful group of people we can call on at anytime.

What is your favorite place to study/work? Union computer lab on Friday night