Christine Kelley is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She received her PhD degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. Before joining UNL, she held postdoctoral fellow positions at the Fields Institute in Toronto and The Ohio State University. Kelley’s research is in error-correcting codes and applications, specifically graph-based codes and iterative decoding algorithms. Kelley is a Fellow of the Association of Women in Mathematics, and is currently serving as the MAA’s Director of Project NExT, a professional development program for junior faculty in mathematics. She is also a current fellow in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program.