Kelsey Kunkle

State Policy Intern

Kelsey Kunkle joined SHEEO in May 2021 and serves as a summer 2021 state policy intern. In this role, she focuses on the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) project and contributes to the development of issue briefs related to public higher education finance. Prior to joining SHEEO, Kelsey served in multiple student and academic affairs roles at the University of North Texas. In these positions, she primarily supported the academic transitions of community college transfer and returning adult students. Kelsey holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Maryland and an M.Ed. in college student personnel from Western Carolina University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of North Texas where she also serves as a graduate research assistant. Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys hiking, running, and exploring new cities.