Hi! I’m Kelly and welcome to The Classy Academic! My blog shares insights and tips for college and graduate school experiences as well my favorite classy and preppy styles tailored to young professionals. The Classy Academic also takes a peek into my life and travels with my family and features tutorials for craft projects and recipes, for those who need a creative outlet like I do!
I have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences from Florida State University. Through my many years in college and graduate school, I have been blessed with many research and teaching opportunities that have allowed me to interact with students and colleagues. I have learned so much about college and graduate school experiences and have enjoyed providing mentorship to help others take their next step and improve their professional development. I am still learning more every day and I know that, together, we can all navigate this exciting time in our lives together!
I started this blog because I am surrounded by colleagues and future professionals in the college setting who love style, or aren’t really sure how to style themselves in this day in age, and I wanted to provide insight, shed light, and start a conversation around how to dress classy and trendy for young professionals in the work environment. I never knew that my blog would blossom into something more than just style, but through my blog I have found my passion for helping and mentoring others through college, graduate school, and professional development.
When I’m not busy writing manuscript, teaching, conducting research, or blogging, you can find me traveling, sharing wonderful adventures with my husband and two loving dogs, Cotton and Sutton, trying out new restaurants, crafting, and just enjoying every day of life to the fullest.
I hope that The Classy Academic brings you as much inspiration and joy as it has given me! Thanks for going on this exciting journey with me!