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Collaborators: Meet the Team
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Founder & Director

Kelly Smith brings her passion for environmental sustainability and education to the ISWEJ. Her work introduces social workers to climate thinking. She builds engagement opportunities that support meaningful solutions to the climate crisis that simultaneously respond to racial and economic inequities.

Kelly earned her doctorate in social work at the University of Southern California, where she was honored with The Order of Arête and Phi Alpha Honor Society memberships. She also served as a member of the Council for Social Work Education’s Environmental Justice Curricular Guide Task Force. Recently, Kelly was invited to join the inaugural Grand Challenge Advisory Council (GCAC) to work closely with other social work educators pursuing Social Responses to a Changing Environment. 

Kelly holds a master’s degree in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton.

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