Kelsey Eustace comes to the University of Maryland from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, where she was promoted to numerous roles in marketing, communications, administration and operations for almost five years. She served as the chair of the City of Laurel Arts Council from its founding in 2017 through the end of her three-year appointment in 2020.
Eustace graduated summa cum laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and dance while also fulfilling the requirements for a minor in creative writing. She became a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society her junior year. For all four years of her undergraduate studies, Eustace worked as the marketing dance coordinator for the Theatre and Dance Department. Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Maryland Global Campus pursuing a Master of Science in management with a specialization in marketing.
Prior administrative experience includes serving on the at-large committee for Emerging Arts Leaders DC and completing internships at Joy of Motion Dance Center and the Kennedy Center's Education Department through the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
A fierce advocate of arts education, Eustace taught dance for over ten years. While she does not consider herself a musician, Eustace took years of piano lessons from UMD students, played in bell choir, sang in a College Park youth choir and attended the University of Maryland School of Music's Terrapin Music Camp.