Kellynette graduated from Gallaudet University with a bachelor degree in Social Work. Upon graduating, she relocated to Springfield, MA, worked full-time, and obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the Springfield College School of Social Work. After 5 years, Kellynette secured an opportunity to work as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Somerville, MA. She provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities and serves on the board for Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc., a domestic violence agency geared towards deaf survivors. She is also a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) serving deaf and hard of hearing consumers in Massachusetts, and is working towards a private practice license. While at Gallaudet she interned with the Public Defenders Service in DC, and worked as Director of Community Relations for the Student Body Government. She remained involved in multiple organizations, including the Latino Student Union (Vice President; Community Service Coordinator), Peer Mentor for Student Success, Academic Bowl Ambassador, Keeping the Promise, Sisters of Color, National Academic Bowl competition (team host). Kellynette is originally from Massachusetts, and was mainstreamed at Newton North High School where she worked on the school newspaper and was on the academic bowl team.