Emily Kelley, MA

Program Director

Emily Kelley is the program director for Brighter Bites in Houston. Emily’s work with Brighter Bites started when she was an Americorps VISTA at the Houston Food Bank. From her teen years onward Emily has been involved in aiding lower income communities, beginning with repairing homes in her native South Carolina. Emily’s interest in health is anchored in her love for food. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in anthropology and another in international studies. Her passion for helping others led her to pursue an MA in Peace and Development Studies at the University of Limerick in Ireland, where she learned about grassroots efforts to fight poverty. Emily’s affinity for food and people has helped Brighter Bites in Houston thrive.