Kaelin graduated from Temple University in December 2010 with a double major in political science and religion. Kaelin started with Gearing Up as a volunteer that just wouldn’t go away; she took on responsibilities as an intern in spring 2009, and finally joined as staff to start the CHANCES program in June 2010.
Kaelin’s sense of humor and healthy cynicism remind us all to keep life in perspective. Currently, Kaelin oversees all bicycle teams at Gearing Up’s Partner Programs. Two mornings per week Kaelin leads indoor cycling classes for inmates at the Philadelphia County Women’s Prison.
Kaelin’s First Bicycle:
A purple yard sale bike with a white basket - a gift from my grandmother!
Why Kaelin Loves Working for Gearing Up:
“I love seeing the change that riding a bike can bring to a person's life. I appreciate seeing other people using the bike as a coping skill and I truly enjoy being a part of that process for women in our program. Most of all, I love that we are able to give women the opportunity for change and growth."