Assistant Professor

OLRI 211

Kelsey’s research interests fall broadly into the realm of statistical genetics, with the end goal of analyzing large genetic datasets to answer questions about human disease and population history. Most recently, her work has focused on developing statistical methods for genetic studies in populations with mixed, diverse ancestry. Besides the five years spent in Seattle for graduate school, Kelsey has lived the rest of her life in Minnesota and is thrilled to be back! In her free time, Kelsey loves playing and watching soccer, hiking, and eating (but not cooking) good food. She is also very passionate about STEM education and outreach, and is always happy to talk to middle school, high school, or college students about careers in math or (bio)statistics!