Keely Swan, IDEAS Global Challenge Program Administrator

Keely Swan

IDEAS Global Challenge
Program Administrator

Keely Swan


About Keely

As the Administrator of the IDEAS Global Challenge and PKG Explore programs, Keely works closely with students —assisting them with brainstorming, networking, and finessing project proposals. With a background in anthropology, Keely also works with students on research and fieldwork strategies, preparing them to engage effectively and ethically with community partners.

Prior to joining the PKG Center, Keely spent several years managing an international campaign on human rights and gender-based violence at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. Keely also worked at Brandeis University as the coordinator for the Brandeis-India Initiative and South Asian Studies Department, where she managed a fellows program, a speaker series, and alumni outreach. In 2007-08, she spent a year at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Keely holds an MA in Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University and a BA in International Studies from Franklin & Marshall College.