Kelsey Nestel

Student Success Manager
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Kelsey Nestel is a Minnesota native with a masters degree in Teaching and a BA in English and history from James Madison University (JMU) in Virginia. While at JMU, she worked as a resident advisor and hall director in a range of specialized housing including substance-free, upper-classmen, and international student housing. Kelsey has spent the last five years working as an ESL educator in South Korea first with Fulbright at an all-girls high school and then as an assistant professor at Soonchunhyang University. These experiences have fostered a love for working with and supporting international students.

Kelsey has an avid interest in culture, people, and new experiences. She has eaten Tarantula in Cambodia, swum with sharks in the Philippines, hiked Hadrian’s wall in the UK, gone skydiving in Hawaii, and sampled fresh sashimi at the Tokyo fish market. She hopes to continue to explore new places from a base in Waco, Texas. She’s also excited to continue involvement in community choir (soprano), find people to play boardgames with, get reinvolved in theater, and discover some cooking classes. She is excited to be rejoining study group and become part of the Baylor community.