Kelsy Martin

Kelsy Martin 2021 Headshot
Kelsy Martin
CHRLS Alumni Association Board President


  • Master of Arts 2014
    Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management


Kelsy Martin, ’14, currently works as an HR business partner at Renewal by Andersen. She has previously worked at Chandler Industries and ConvergeOne. She says she chose to attend the MA-HRIR full-time program because of its locality and reputation. “I wanted to continue my education beyond my bachelor's in Psychology, and I wanted it to have a business application. It was through research and contemplation that I knew the University of Minnesota was where I needed to go to continue my education.” Martin says, “The program prepared me by putting me in situations I'd encounter in my career in a more comfortable, learning-oriented environment.” She wanted to join the board after participating as a mentor for a student. She says, “I was given the same opportunity as a student and I was so thankful!” Martin continues, “I really wanted to be able to give back to the students of the HRIR program and could think of no better way than being a part of the Board of Directors.” She shares this advice with current students: “Seek a mentor and ask a lot of questions! Soak up information any way you can and understand that everyone in this world has something they can teach you (and it often times is HR applicable).”