Kelsey Pinckney served as the Assistant Director and Managing Editor of Four Chambers Press for 5 years, working to celebrate, invigorate, and support the literary community of Phoenix. She also worked as the inaugural Program Manager of Read Better Be Better, an education nonprofit focused on literacy, mentorship, and the empowerment of public school students throughout Maricopa county. From 2016-2018, she served as a board member for the Phoenix chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).
Kelsey holds a BA in Community Advocacy and Social Policy from Arizona State University. Her experiences in the arts, nonprofit, and education communities in Phoenix led her to go back for her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, which she is slated to receive from Arizona State University in May, 2021. As part of the MSW program, she served on the crisis response team in Chandler, AZ, where she learned a lot about brief/short-term therapy, crisis intervention, and the power of owning and expressing your personal narrative when processing trauma or hardship of any kind.
Kelsey is endlessly interested in and inspired by the intersection between art and healing, and what her place is in that journey for those around her. She is currently pursuing many things including self-actualization, an effective and life-giving daily routine, and a Doula certification. She is grateful to be a part of the Revisionary Arts journey, and for it to be a part of hers. Kelsey recently learned 24 new crochet stitches, and lives in Phoenix with her partner and their cat, Truman (Capote).