Founder & Director

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

Kelly is completing her doctoral studies 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 is also a member of the Council for Social Work Education’s Environmental Justice Curricular Guide Task Force.

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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