Kelly Beskin is an east coast native from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with her B.S. in entomology. In 2016 she earned her M.S. in entomology from Texas A&M University. During her time in Texas, she worked with black soldier flies and examined the impact of larval digestion on the production of volatile organic chemicals in livestock manure.
Kelly is now a rising third-year student at the University of California, Davis School of Law. She is particularly interested in the interplay between land use law and local governance. During her time at King Hall, Kelly has been an active member of the Environmental Law Society and served as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Symposium in her second year. Kelly is also a member of the UC Davis Law Review and one of the Senior Symposium Editors for Volume 54. Last summer, she externed with Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Redding. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and volunteering at a local cat shelter in Placer County.