Kelly Jemison

Director of Events & Operations

James Madison University, 2011


Bio: Kelly Jemison is a District of Columbia native who attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. During her sophomore year at James Madison, Kelly co-founded a pro-liberty organization called Madison Liberty. Under Kelly’s leadership, Madison Liberty hosted successful events and became a strong force for liberty on campus over the next 3 years. After Kelly attended the 2009 Students For Liberty Philadelphia Regional Conference  she was inspired to get more involved with the broader liberty movement. The next year she was elected to the Executive Board of Students For Liberty where she served as the Eastern Regional Director during her senior year of college. After graduating with a degree in economics, Kelly spent a year in the Koch Associate Program working full time for Students For Liberty. She is now SFL’s Director of Events & Operations handling oversight of SFL’s North American Regional Conferences & International Conference. Additionally she assists in training SFL leaders worldwide in events best practices and manages operations for the organization.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek

On Students For Liberty: “While there are many ways to become exposed to the principles of liberty, SFL provides a forum for students to take their own personal beliefs one step further. I first discovered SFL when I was initially exploring the liberty movement and it was an invaluable resource as I worked to grow my own campus organization. I know first hand the power SFL wields in promoting liberty, one school at a time.”