Introducing the 2016 Queen Colleen: Kate Kelly

Kate earned her degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Denver. She studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland which solidified her lifelong interest in Irish culture, history and its presence in Colorado. Born and raised in Denver, Kate has always known of her ancestral Irish roots through her parents, Maureen and George Kelly, whose lineages both originate in County Cork and Mayo in Ireland.

Kate is an International Account Specialist in the Nutrition Division for Leprino Foods, a leading global distributor of dairy products, including the UK.

She looks forward to meeting all of you as we come together in this special year of Irish heritage.


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