Student Commencement Speaker Kelsey Waldorf will address the Class of 2013 on May 5
by Michelle Saport |
Whether she's tackling a tough issue on the Seawolf Debate Team, representing UAA at a national conference or writing her senior thesis on privacy and domestic drone surveillance, Kelsey Waldorf wears her green and gold proudly.
Kelsey, a justice major, has been selected as the 2013 Student Commencement Speaker and will address the Class of 2013 at the UAA Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 5, at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
Kelsey grew up in Homer, Alaska, where she was homeschooled for the majority of her K-12 education. Rather than accepting a scholarship to attend a university Outside, Kelsey chose to take advantage of her UA Scholarship and enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Kelsey is a member of the University Honors College and participates in the Forty-Ninth State Fellows program. She has worked as a student researcher on a project with the Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Police Department, and is a mentor with the UAA TAPESTRY program, which trains and matches student mentors with students who have mental disabilities.
Her four years as a Seawolf have been packed full of tremendous opportunities that have outfitted her for what's to come. This spring she will earn a B.A. in justice with minors in political science and communications. After accepting her diploma, Kelsey plans to spend a year interning at a political office in the Lower 48 or teaching English in Vietnam before starting law school. Ultimately, she hopes to become a field agent for the FBI.