From Rochester Hills, MI, Kelly played for WAZA FC, and Michigan Hawks. She attended SCAD her junior year where she was voted team captain. Kelly received the NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes award, the Sun Conference All-Region Academic Selection, and a NAIA All-American Academic Selection. During her senior year, she was named the Sun Conference Player of the Week, Sun Conference 2nd Team All-Conference, and Sun Conference 1st Team Academic. She has received the WPSL All- Conference Award when playing for MOBA's WPSL last season. Kelly graduated from SCAD with a BFA in Film and TV Production and works in the film industry since then.