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Kelsey Krach, Baltimore City Health Department

Kelsey's Fellowship:

Kelsey is the Communications and Policy Fellow at the Baltimore City Health Department. She works on a range of communication projects to implement new media techniques to better engage the BCHD's public health goals.

Background:

Kelsey is from Baltimore and has lived there for most of her life, apart from some stints abroad. While thinking globally and acting locally, she enjoys serving her community and finding ways to help others. She has volunteered with numerous non-profits focused on community development as well as human rights and immigration policy in Baltimore and Washington, DC. 

After finishing her BA in Cultural Anthropology at UMBC, Kelsey worked at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Once realizing that her passion lay with combining her interest in communications (design, media), business, and policy, she set of to IE Business School in Madrid, Spain to study a Master in Visual and Digital Media. 

When she isn't off exploring the world, you are likely to find Kelsey in her kitchen creating a new recipe, going for a run, playing with her dogs, laughing and dancing, or photographing something beautiful. Most recently, she started a health and lifestyle blog focused on a special autoimmune diet to help inspire and support others taking control of their health.

Why do you choose to live and work in Baltimore?  

I chose to return to Baltimore because I felt a strong desire to be in the area where I grew up in order to give back to these communities while both learning and following my career interest in communications, policy, and health. Where is better to work than the place you happen to know best? I look forward to the opportunity to engage people in my community better understand public health.

What's one surprising fact about yourself?  

I've lived abroad in Ecuador as well as Spain and I speak (nearly fluent) Spanish.

Go-to snack? 

Tostones (fried plantains)