Kelsey Herron, MPH
Kelsey Herron is the Center Coordinator for the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and provides administrative and research support for the Center by providing daily management of organizational tasks and assisting in moving forward the Center’s research agenda. She joined the Center in 2015 working as a graduate research assistant for Central Texas Afterschool Network Boosting Out-Of-School Time (CTAN BOOST) and Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance and Support Program (TMFW-TASP). Later, Kelsey became the Events & Outreach Coordinator for TMFW-TASP where she implemented community-wide educational forums, conducted outreach, and had various project management responsibilities.
Before working at the Center, Kelsey received her BS in Public Health from the University of Arizona. During her undergraduate career she was able to study Health Promotion in Queensland, Australia, as well as teach HIV/AIDS education to rural villages in Tanzania. She received her MPH in Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin in May of 2017. During her graduate career, she also worked as a Health Specialist at a local non-profit where she created and implemented a Healthy Food Pantry Improvement Project that increased fresh fruit and vegetable availability to community members. Currently, Kelsey serves as the Secretary for the Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family. She is also an avid traveler, and has been to every continent except Antarctica!
The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance Program was established to provide technical assistance and support to worksites across the state of Texas who are seeking Mother-Friendly designation, a designation which demonstrates a basic level of support for nursing mothers in the workplace