Kelly’s parents came to NZ over twenty years ago to escape political persecution and start a new life and hopefully have their children be offered opportunities that weren’t readily available in China and Cambodia. Kelly, in her own words says that "by completing my commerce degree, I feel that I will not only further my career, but I will also pay tribute to my parents who worked very hard for myself and my siblings to live a better life."
Kelly enjoys art, tutoring younger students, photography, computers, and spending time with family and friends. She has always had a passion for business since she was a little girl. She will be the first person in her family to attend university where she will complete a Bachelor of Commerce. She would one day would like to own her own business or add value to another business through her qualifications.