People / Alumni

Sean Kelly

The Kelp Catalyst: Marine Aquaculture, Food Security, and Local Economies in Alaska (MS ’22)

While Sean is particularly interested in food systems, urban agriculture and food sovereignty, he is also intent on collaborating across disciplines in order to inform and support increasingly equitable and resilient communities. Sean has held a number of professional roles since earning a BA in Music Composition from the University of Illinois in 2005. For several years, he was a guide for a wilderness program in Southeast Alaska, emphasizing environmental education. In addition, Sean was an instructor for a company called Where There Be Dragons, taking students on introspective journeys to remote (“back of the beyond”) cultural and physical spaces in both South Asia and Central America. Most recently, Sean taught Biology and Sustainable Agriculture at a project-based school in Oakland. Sean likes to paddle rivers, rock climb, write music and build community.