Kelly Russell joined Humentum in March 2016 as the registration & data assistant, and now serves as the registration associate. She processes event registrations, answers logistical questions regarding workshops, assists with registration for our annual conference, and helps manage our database.
Kelly previously worked as a campaign assistant at a county executive race in Howard County, Maryland. There, she helped organize phone banks and canvasses, wrote extensively for the campaign blog, and poll-watched in the 2014 primary. She later interned at Amnesty International while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. In her internship as fundraising assistant, she helped plan social media strategy for their annual Christmas fundraising push and contributed to the development of various events to raise youth participation in human rights activism. Kelly graduated with a B.A. in political science from Boston University in January 2016. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, where she spends most of her time with her family and friends trying new restaurants and being outdoors as much as possible.
Q + A
Bruges, Belgium is probably the closest thing to a fairy tale city that exists, and I could subsist entirely on waffles and moules frites. Next on my list is Greece—I would love to visit Santorini and Mykonos.
I wouldn’t say I love Scar from the Lion King, but I do embarrassingly know all the words to “Be Prepared” from the first film, and sometimes feel the need to sing the entire song (complete with different voices) while driving.
I consider myself somewhat of an ice cream connoisseur, so this is hard—if I had to choose, I would say a scoop of lemon chocolate chip and a scoop of blueberry on a waffle cone.
I like to think that running is a hobby, but really I just listen to podcasts and walk really fast or jog really slow depending on your perspective. To balance out all that “running” I also like baking anything involving chocolate.