Kelly Mumford is a recent graduate of the Development Planning Unit at the University College London. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Environment and Sustainable Development (with Merit). Her course focused on environmental planning and management in developing countries and culminated with a month of field work in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She led a group during their research on the water and sanitation practices of a coastal community in the city of Freetown. Her work in preparation for this fieldwork includes a policy brief, published by their partner research organization. 

Kelly has been very active in the environmental sector and prior to this interned at a nonprofit organization,  Natural Resources Defense Council. She also holds a Sustainability Associate Credential from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals and has been an active member of the organization, planning and executing a successful NYC chapter whale watching event. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish studies from the University of Delaware. Kelly is also fluent in Spanish and has spent a year living in Spain teaching English. She now hopes to further pursue a career in sustainability, focusing on ESG and leveraging her research experience and knowledge of sustainability reporting. 

After completing her internship, Kelly was asked to extend her internship for another term and was promoted to G&A Intern Team Leader, supervising and training incoming interns.

Kelly Mumford
Honor Roll 2020