Kelsey Ring is the Gender Mainstreaming and Youth Engagement Intern for the NDC Partnership. She supports the implementation of effective gender mainstreaming and youth engagement strategies in climate action plans across the partnership’s country engagement framework.

Prior to joining WRI, Kelsey supported grassroots climate activists as a Program Advisor at Earth Island Institute and served as both a national coordinator and volunteer with the Peace Corps community environmental conservation program in Panama.

Kelsey holds a B.A. in International Security and Conflict Resolution with an emphasis on Environment and Security and is currently completing a Masters degree in International Policy Management.

She currently lives in Oakland, California.