Gelsey Mehl is a senior program manager at the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, where she supports the American Talent Initiative and Tackling Transfer projects. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Gelsey conducted best-practice research at the Education Advisory Board. She published research on increasing the enrollment of low-income and underrepresented minority students and on improving financial and administrative operations. Gelsey holds a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.