Kellsey Carter is from Danville, VA. She will graduate from the College of William and Mary of Williamsburg, Virginia in 2023.
She attended Galileo Magnet High as an International Baccalaureate Student and was Salutatorian for Class of 2019. As a W&M Scholar, Kellsey studies kinesiology & health sciences on the premedical track. She is a research assistant in the Neurodiversity Lab within the Psychological Sciences Department–primarily focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Kellsey recently was the Health Careers Intern at the Cohen Career Center serving as a mentor for pre-health students on campus and providing clinical and shadowing opportunities for them in neighboring communities. Additionally, she is the Patient Partner Program Coordinator at Lackey Clinic where she supervises a pilot weight loss program free to eligible patients that monitors their health improvement with the help of William & Mary pre-medical volunteers.
She recently started an internship as a SUPERR fellow at Emory University where she is conducting research on pediatric sickle cell disease during the summer. Upon graduation, Kellsey plans to join a postbacc program conducting clinical research and attend medical school the following year.
Her main career interests include obstetrics & gynecology, racial disparities in healthcare, and clinical research regarding both areas. She hopes to one day become a physician with aims to help mitigate the many issues of health disparities within obstetrics & gynecology in Black women.