Kelli Selwyn received her Bachelors in Health Sciences from the University of West Florida in 2015. She served on the UWF Honors Council, Social Committee, and Service Committee, as well as serving as the head of the Professional Development Committee in the UWF Rotaract. While in school, she volunteered for Escambia County Medical Reserve Corps, Escambia Search & Rescue, and the Escambia County Community Emergency Response Team, all of which led to her receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2013.
While at UF, she has served on the Public Health Student Association’s Social Committee and has volunteered with Alachua County Health Department. Her current projects include the Peace4Tarpon research project with Dr. Hart, where she is involved with P4T’s Community Outreach Action Team, and a manuscript with Dr. LaBarge and Dr. Moorhouse. She plans to apply to the Public Health SBS PhD program to explore her research interests in trauma, resilience, and smoking cessation.
In addition to currently working on her MPH, she is enrolled in the LGBT Health Policy and Practice program at the George Washington University, where she has received the Joseph A. Covelli & William C. Lucia Scholarship and the LGBT Health Policy and Practice Legacy Award. She is currently conducting a community needs assessment on social determinants of LGBTQ+ smoking behaviors.