Kelly Reina

Kelly Reina

Kelly is the STEM Program Specialist and manages the Youth Advisory Board. She received her MA from Arizona State University, in evolutionary anthropology, and has a strong background in scientific research, specifically in comparative and developmental psychology. She has conducted numerous studies at various social cognition labs (including at the Max Planck Institute, Yale University, and Arizona State University), working with a range of nonhuman primate species (mainly chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys) and children. She has even presented her research at Phoenix Comicon dressed as Zelda's Link!

Kelly is passionate about promoting equity in STEM and has worked at the Children's Creativity Museum, the San Francisco Zoo, and STEMful. In her free time, she enjoys aerial dancing, going to concerts, and hiking.