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Kelsey Ford (she/her) is an arts administrator, novelist, and teaching artist. She is the creator and director of Bookish in the 'Burgh, Pittsburgh's Teen Book Festival, and was most recently the Senior Programming Manager at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. She is currently the Manager of Marketing & Development at the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus. She also supervises the Bridges & Books podcast, which is a teen literature podcast hosted by teens, for teens. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Florida Southern College and her Master of Arts in Arts Management from Bath Spa University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science degree at Simmons University with plans to become a teen librarian. Named one of "13 Luminaries to Meet in 2020" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her work with teens through Bookish in the 'Burgh, Kelsey is committed to championing teen voices and stories through artistic literary programs.