Kelly was born in Goyang-si, South Korea. Her father named her 김수민 (Kim Su-Min) because he thought that would be a great name for a lawyer, the profession he hoped his daughter would pursue. However, Kelly had other dreams and aspirations for herself.

Fascinated by the human mind, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at New York University. During her time at NYU, she experimented with multiple internships, from psychotherapy to public relations. After completing an internship at W/E marketing communications, a PR agency located in Seoul, South Korea, she immediately fell in love with the industry.

Combining her academic knowledge in psychology and her passion for public relations, Kelly strives to tell stories that leave a positive impact on peoples’ lives.

Kelly is currently the Marketing Intern at AXS, a digital ticketing platform connecting fans with artists and events they love. At AXS, she works closely with the email and performance marketing team and optimizes campaigns in a way that benefits both clients and consumers.

Kelly is currently pursuing her M.A. in Public Relations and Advertising at USC Annenberg with an expected graduation date of May 2023.