KELLY SMITH, DSW, M.ED, M.S.
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 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.
Jenna Rines is a social worker, researcher, and consultant. She is passionate about finding creative and collaborative ways to care for each other and our environment.
Jenna holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor's degree from Queen's University.