Staff Bio - Kelly Mae Ross

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Kelly Mae Ross

Communications Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers

As NCAN’s communications manager, Kelly Mae Ross curates and edits the content of NCAN’s main communication channels, uses data to recommend improvements to communication strategies, and facilitates media requests. She also supports NCAN marketing and contributes to strategic communication planning.

Prior to joining NCAN, Ms. Ross was an education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, where she wrote consumer-focused articles that helped demystify the college search and application process for prospective students and their families. Prior to writing for U.S. News, Ms. Ross was a legislative information researcher at CQ Roll Call. In this role, she processed and published legislative documents and penned articles about members of Congress and the legislative process.

Ms. Ross holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University, where she majored in both journalism and politics.