Kelsey Otero has been a visible ambassador in the community throughout her career at Marquette. As the senior director of community engagement, she builds meaningful partnerships and strategically connects resources between the Milwaukee community and the Marquette campus. Previously, she served as director of innovation in Marquette’s 707 Hub since she co-launched the space in 2017. With the 707 Hub, she ran business bootcamps for community entrepreneurs and worked to build the social innovation ecosystem in Wisconsin. In addition, she has served as co-chair of the Near West Side Commercial Corridor Working Team, volunteered on the Fund Milwaukee board, and run the popular Rev-Up MKE business pitch competition. Her commitment to fostering partnerships was recognized by AITF and she was selected to participate in the Anchor Fellows Program. In 2019 she was recognized as one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 winners. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned her MBA from Marquette University.