Kelsey Ray

  • Boulder CO

Multimedia Journalist


2014 - 2016

Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

GPA: 3.8

Courses include: Reporting on the Environment, Science Writing, Precision Journalism, News Editing, TV Newsgathering, Photojournalism

2007 - 2011

Bachelors of Arts in Economics & Sociology, University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

GPA: 3.7

Minor in Psychology

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Present

Freelance Journalist

Boulder, Colorado

Work has appeared in High Country News. In-depth coverage of the James Holmes trial and surrounding issues has appeared repeatedly in The Colorado Independent

Jan 2015 - Present

Lead reporter and writer, CU News Corps

Boulder, Colorado

Provided daily coverage of the James Holmes trial alongside CBS reporter Carol McKinley. Wrote investigative piece about Colorado's student free expression laws to complement forthcoming NewsCorps documentary, Taking the Lede

Aug 2014 - Present

Research Assistant, Center for Environmental Journalism

Boulder, Colorado

Center for Environmental Journalism Research assistant Schedule and transcribe interviews and conduct research for CEJ Instructor Michael Kodas's upcoming book, MegaFire.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Researcher, Grant Cooper & Associates

St. Louis, Missouri

Provided consultants with focused candidate lists using advanced web scraping, custom programming and database management.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2013

Instructor and Manager, Aston English School

Dongying, China

Managed a staff of 8, prepared and taught English classes, oversaw all budget, marketing, and curriculum decisions for a new private English school.

Oct 2010 - Jul 2011

Communications Specialist, INCOG Area Agency on Aging

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wrote and designed weekly newsletter, helped with policy implementation, communicated with more than 50 area sites.

Jan 2010 - May 2010

Independent Study, SIT Study Abroad

Managua, Nicaragua

Studied the social and economic effects of micro finance on local women. Interviews conducted in Spanish. Research won first in University of Tulsa's Annual Student Research Colloquium.



Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, Audio & Video Production, Editing (AP Style), Conversational Spanish.