Keelin is a feminist, interdisciplinary scholar, and dessert enthusiast who also serves as the Associate Director of Student Learning & Success in the Tutoring & Academic Success Center.
She completed her PhD in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development with an emphasis in Higher Education in 2019 from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She also holds an MA from Depaul University and a BA from Macalester College.
Keelin's professional research interests include rural students in college, the impact sense of belonging has on the college student experience, and the professional development of staff, particularly women. Outside of work, Keelin enjoys spending time with her family and pets, weightlifting, and dreaming about/attending the MN State Fair.