Kellie Nadler is the Program Manager for the Opportunity and Justice division of The Opportunity Institute. Prior to working for The Opportunity Institute, Kellie taught creative writing and composition for the English department at Eastern Michigan University. She is a non-traditional educator who worked to integrate students’ social and emotional needs into academic learning. She has experience working with incarcerated women, illiterate adults, at risk teens, and college students. Kellie taught creative writing at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional facility, volunteered as an adult basic literacy tutor for Washtenaw Literacy, and worked as a writing consultant and mentor for Eastern Michigan University’s Summer Incentive Program. Kellie is a published author in the genres of poetry, sound poetry, and scholarly essays. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus in creative writing from Miami University, and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Michigan University.