Kelly Ancharski is the project manager for the Safe Mothers, Safe Children Project (SMSC) and is responsible for the overall operations of the study, including program development, community outreach, data monitoring, regulatory compliance, and grant writing. Their main pursuit in this role is to capture the lived experiences and narratives of participants through anti-oppressive data reporting in order to increase future trauma-informed treatment accessibility.
Kelly was previously a SMSC research coordinator, and prior to joining the McSilver Institute, they were an organizer and research fellow at the University of Arizona. While earning their MSW at New York University, they continued to develop their teaching, advocacy, and program creation/management experience through their fieldwork and student activism.
Action, connection, and community are critical to their standpoint as a white, non-binary, and femme scholar. Their research focus is rooted in queer community-building and narrative processing as a counter to heteronormativity and neoliberalism.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona and an MSW from the NYU Silver School of Social Work.