A graduate of Virginia Tech, Kelsey Leavey studied communications and political science. She moved back to her hometown of Richmond after graduating in 2012 to complete her master’s degree in strategic public relations at VCU. During her time as a graduate student, Kelsey started at THP as an intern and now works on accounts like Goodwill, Virginia Dental Assocation and Hilldrup. She received the Rising Star award from PRSA Richmond. She is currently the Next Wave committee chair for PRSA Richmond, and she serves on the board for CelebrateRVA and the WCVE Next Gen board.