Kaeli was born at the Offutt Airforce Base in Nebraska and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. Kaeli graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies from LSU in December 2015, and a Masters of Social Work from LSU in December 2019.
Kaeli is also a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and was certified as a Forensic Interview Specialist through the National Children’s Advocacy Center. She has also been trained in Victim Assistance and Advocacy through the Office of Victims of Crime and the National Criminal Justice Training Center and is a Trained Sexual Assault Victim Advocate from the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center.
Before joining the BRCAC team, Kaeli worked at STAR as a STAR Hotline and Hospital Advocate providing crisis support, resource counseling, and safety planning. Kaeli was also employed as the Sex Crimes Victim Assistance Coordinator at EBRDA’s office from January 2016 until February 2021.
Kaeli decided to work at the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center for the opportunity to directly serve and facilitate healing for children and their families within an empowering community centered organization and her favorite part about working at the BRCAC is being able to make each child’s voice heard and a priority in the process.