Kelly Pedersen is a master's candidate in the arts management program at George Mason University. She has an interest in international arts policy and has lived in or visited over 25 countries. Kelly has a diverse work history that includes positions as a graphic designer for several print publications, an English teacher in South Korea, and a volunteer in the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps. She is a winner of the Congressional Medal for Volunteer Service and holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from James Madison University. Kelly is currently serving as the graduate assistant for technology and programming in the Office of University Life at George Mason and has also recently completed an internship with the office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts. In her free time, Kelly is an avid hiker and advanced level scuba diver.