Kelly Jemison Needham

Program Operations Project Manager

Kelly first became interested in the ideas of liberty at an IHS Summer Seminar after her freshmen year of college. This inspired her to bring these ideas back to her school where she founded the activist group Madison Liberty at James Madison University. After graduating in 2011 with a B.A. in Economics, she began working full-time for Students For Liberty, eventually serving as their director of events & operations. Her four-year career with SFL culminated in her overseeing the International Students for Liberty Conference which drew over 1,700 young people to DC February 2015. She then spent a year at Americans for Prosperity Foundation where she worked on the operations team for the Grassroots Leadership Academy project.

She is ecstatic to work for the organization that first got her involved in the liberty movement. Kelly is a DC area native who loves running, sports, craft beer, and outdoor adventures.