Kelley Gaske serves as a Program Coordinator for Sustainable Horizons Institute. Kelley is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. Kelley began her professional career as a small munitions lethality analyst before joining the Chem/Bio Defense team under the Department of Defense where she served as a research scientist and lab manager. Moving to the field of STEM education, Kelley spent the next 16 years teaching biology, chemistry, mathematics, and environmental science at different universities and colleges throughout the United States. When the COVID pandemic struck the world in 2019, Kelley served as a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps and was recruited to serve as a local and then regional volunteer coordinator to support the vaccination and testing efforts in Virginia. In April 2022, Kelley joined SHI to return to the work of supporting inclusivity and equity in STEM career pathways.
Kelley’s volunteer work includes animal rescue and fostering, supporting local food pantries, creating social media, website, and newsletter content for multiple nonprofit organizations, and providing administrative support for a local youth sports nonprofit organization. Kelley is also a diligent supporter and volunteer for local, regional, and national political candidates.
Kelley earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and her M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.