ATC City: Phoenix, AZ
Kara Kelty grew up believing in the power of public service to improve the lives of others, particularly children. A former two-term city council member, Kara has worked within the political arena to make sustainable changes in quality early childhood education, affordable housing, economic empowerment, and environmental protection. Kara received a B. A. in Political Science from Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Kara began her career as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and continued her service in Guatemala where she met her husband. A mother to two children, Kara currently serves as a school board member in her community and is passionate about ensuring all children have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Kara is a Manager at Leadership for Educational Equity where she coaches others to become more politically and civically engaged.