Kelli is currently the Nutrition
Coordinator for the Chronic Disease Prevention Unit at the Department of Health
Services. She works to create healthy nutrition environments in a variety of
settings that include childcare, schools, healthcare, worksites, and the
general community. She is passionate about creating systems and policies that
support healthy eating and breastfeeding.
Kelli credits her time in the
Fellowship program to leading her into her current position. She gained
invaluable experience and developed vital relationships that confirmed her
public health interests and helped her to seek out the work she knows she was
meant to do. The Fellowship also allowed her to participate in a wide variety
of projects in a number of content areas, which only enriched her learning and
enhanced her skills. She would encourage any current or future Fellow to take
full advantage of these unique opportunities!
Prior to her 2010-2012 Fellowship
at the Division of Public Health Southern Regional Office and the Milwaukee
Health Department, Kelli completed her dietetic internship and received her
Master of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She and her husband are
due to have their first baby in January 2014 and look forward to adding another
FOF (Friend of the Fellowship) to this growing community!