Kelly Smits is program associate for journalism and media at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, where she assists with the planning and implementation of workshops, fellowships, reporting projects, story labs, and other programs for journalists and other members of the media. Before joining the Stanley Center, Smits was a communications, media, and marketing intern with the Arms Control Association and a peace and security intern with ReThink Media. Smits has a BA in international studies and minor in French from American University. While a student at American University, Smits spent a year studying at Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye in France. She is proficient in French and is studying photography.