A true Longhorn, Chelsea graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts Honors, Plan 1, and Humanities Honors. Chelsea received her Masters of Liberal Arts with a focus on Grant Writing and Nonprofit Leadership from St. Edward's University in 2017 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Professional Adult and Community Education with a research focus on intergenerational education in the Philanthropy sector at Texas State University as the co-hort's only Doctoral Merit Fellow.
Chelsea is passionate about intergenerational education and creating unique platforms to help the next generation scale their impact journeys and passions. From serving as a Co-Founder of NOVA Impact and Logictry to advising next gen communities like NEXUS and UN SDSN, Chelsea leverages partnerships to ensure next gen philanthropists have access to the tools, resources, mentors, education, and access they need to drive real change.
Previously serving in leadership Development roles at Austin Opera and I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH), Chelsea helped raise over 21 million dollars for the local community and helped support over 750 nonprofit organizations. Chelsea also worked closely with the Executive Director of ILHIGH to create the first ever I Live Here I Give Here Fund and the Leaders in Philanthropy Series which increased networking and funding amongst foundations, companies, and individuals for the purpose of increasing generosity in Austin. In partnership with the Executive Director, Chelsea helped manage impactful partnerships and sponsorships with Titos, Google Fiber, Charles Schwab, Topfer Family Foundation, Reissa Foundation, Corridor Title, NXP, Austin Community Foundation, Neiman Marcus, Insperity, The AKR Foundation and more. Chelsea also helped manage and co-lead over 90 local companies' corporate engagement plans and strategies for Amplify Austin Day as a part of the organization's business fundraising program. Chelsea continues to serve as a committee member and sponsor for ILHIGH.
Spending her free time giving back through speaking engagements globally, Chelsea shares her knowledge and insights on impact, collaboration, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In collaboration with Fyli, Hamptons Tech Week, NOVA Impact, and Logictry for World Logic Day, Chelsea also champions and provides speaking opportunities for KFG community members, grant recipients, and social entreprenuers.