Kelly Kryc is the Principal of her consulting company, Kryc Strategic Solutions LLC. She is an energy and environment policy professional who formerly held positions with the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the U.S. State Department, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has worked on issues as varied as the U.S. Helium reserve, South Pacific fisheries, international cross-border energy connectivity, and freshwater sustainability in the United States. Prior to working in the public sector, she spent a decade working for the non-profit sector advancing science priorities in the United States and abroad. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research focused on understanding extreme climate variability in Antarctica during the past 10,000 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Earth Science from Boston University, a Master of Science in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Geology and as an Independent Scholar of Marine Science from Middlebury College. She conducted post-doctoral research at Stanford University.