Kelsey Speers is Senior Engagement and Education Advisor at Democracy Forward.

Kelsey comes to Democracy Forward with more than a decade of experience working in government and non-profit spaces. She most recently worked as Research Director at American Oversight, an ethics watchdog dedicated to advancing government transparency and accountability. Before that, she served as a political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and also worked in legislative affairs, bridging national security policy, mission operations, and congressional oversight.

Kelsey graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in Government and Psychology, and she earned her master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.