Kelsey Allen-Niesen
Who We Are

Kelsey Allen-Niesen

Analyst, Qualitative Research, Los Angeles

As a Qualitative Research Analyst, Kelsey supports the qualitative team across all phases of research to deliver comprehensive, strategic insights. Driven by her passion to communicate complex stories in succinct terms, Kelsey approaches each problem with an interdisciplinary focus.

Before joining Kelton, Kelsey graduated with honors from Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Language and Culture with a concentration in Chinese and a minor in European History. Kelsey’s academic career culminated in a senior thesis based on two years of research analyzing the role of the biennale in the emergence of Chinese contemporary art at the turn of the century. Outside of school, Kelsey dedicated her time to Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art and the Global Engagement Summit, a student-run social innovation conference for global changemakers.

Kelsey is a Los Angeles native happy to return home to the sun. You can find her following along Jonathan Gold’s path to discover all of LA’s culinary gems or gallery hopping through the city. For Kelsey, no day is complete without adding a song or two to her ever-growing playlists, and her love of live music leads her to concerts across genres — anything but country music!