Christiana Kelly

Christiana Kelly

WAPPP Fellow
PhD candidate in Education, Culture, and Society, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Christiana Kelly
Christiana Kallon Kelly is a PhD candidate in Education, Culture, and Society at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include comparative and international education policy, gender, technology, and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a WAPPP Fellow, she will explore how Sierra Leone’s 2018 Free Quality School Education Program and emergent education technologies are shaping learning opportunities for adolescent girls and gender relations in schools across the country. Previously, she conducted policy research for EdTech Hub, UNESCO Dakar, and UNOPS Amman. She also worked as an assistant dean of undergraduate admission at William & Mary. Christiana was born in Sierra Leone and raised in Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, and Bangladesh before immigrating to the United States to pursue higher education. She holds a B.A. in sociology from William & Mary and a M.S.Ed. in international educational development from the University of Pennsylvania.

Focus Area

Policy Topic