Kelly Love joined UMass Medical School in 2014. She brings experience working with legislators, administrative agencies, and low-income clients in understanding and improving healthcare and public benefits systems in Massachusetts.
Previously, Love was the research director of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, where she provided comprehensive analysis on a range of elder issues and drafted legislation for the committee. She also staffed legislative commissions on elder protective services, LGBT aging, and elder economic security.
She began her career as an Americorps attorney at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, where she represented homeless and low-income clients in pursuit of SNAP benefits, unemployment insurance and Medicaid. While in law school, Love worked on access to affordable health care at Health Care for All, and on ensuring state Olmstead compliance at the Disability Law Center.
Love holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Thought from Muhlenberg College.