Kelsey Backer ’18

Alumni and Staff

Assistant Director Alumni and Parent Engagement in Alumni Relations

Kelsey graduated from Gustavus in 2018 with a degree in Political Science with Honors. During her time at Gustavus, Kelsey enjoyed singing in the Choir of Christ Chapel, seeing weekend movies in Wallenberg Auditorium, cooking with her roommates, and studying abroad during her junior year in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to joining the Gustavus Advancement team in June of 2021, Kelsey served as the Advancement Assistant at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

In her current role at Gustavus, Kelsey is responsible for connecting Gustavus alumni and parents back to the College and with each other. She is privileged to organize Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities for the Gustavus community, and she loves partnering with the Alumni Board to plan and implement events for alumni throughout the year. 

Education

B.A. in Political Science with Honors