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Kelsey Repka
Public health research scientist at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Kelsey Repka currently works as a research scientist in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. In her current position, Kelsey works on research at the intersection of health and early childhood education. Kelsey has worked on school readiness projects with families in the city, and an early literacy program evaluation with families in rural communities across the country. She is particularly passionate about education equity and early childhood programs, and how they impact the lives of the children and family that they serve. She received her Masters in Public Health from Mailman in 2015, with a course of study emphasizing Family, Child, and Youth Health. Prior to moving to New York, Kelsey completed a Teach for America Corps Commitment as a Second Grade teacher working with families in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. She completed her undergraduate coursework at UC Berkeley in 2011.