Chelsie is a recent graduate of California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, with a BA in Communication Studies. In her studies, she specialized in rhetoric studies, science and technology communications, and research methods ― and through her academic experiences, she has developed a love for interdisciplinary methods and collaboration. This culminated in a number of undergraduate research projects, such as her tenure as a Research Fellow with the Cal Poly Data Science and Analytics Initiative, media communications research with Dr. Aubrie S. Adams, and her involvement as co-founder of the student-founded startup, Activism Always.
She is passionate about ethical and accessible science and tech communication, especially around emerging technologies. Chelsie is thrilled to be working with ParsonsTKO to develop their flagship initiative, the PTKO Data Innovation Studio, and to apply her experience with interdisciplinary research and communications to support and empower the mission-driven sector.
In her free time, Chelsie loves trying out a new board game or doing some tabletop gaming and cooking with her loved ones.