Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology


Kelly LaFramboise ('11)

Kelly LaFramboise (

Kelly LaFramboise graduated from Loyola in 2011 with a BS in Anthropology and BA in History. She went on to earn a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma in 2017, after which she accepted a position with the multimillion dollar nonprofit Feed the Children as the Development Specialist on the International Operations team.

Describing her work with Feed the Children, Kelly says, "This position allows me to travel throughout Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean to enroll children in the organization's sponsorship program, to spend time in the villages getting to know the families and cultures, analyzing their hardships to develop sustainable solutions, and serve as a cultural ambassador where I get to relate cultural intelligence about the communities we serve to donor groups in the United States."

Reflecting on her career trajectory, Kelly notes, "I would not have this dream job if it were not for my foundational experiences at Loyola. The Jesuit education model, and the core curriculum that emphasizes social justice forged my vocation, and has led me to this amazing career path."

There is much more to Kelly's story, and she was profiled by Loyola Magazine in 2017. Click here to learn more about Kelly's remarkable journey to Loyola and beyond.