Kellee is a first-generation American, born and raised in Ladera Heights. Both of her parents have Central American roots encompassing Belizean, Guatemalan and Mexican ancestry. She has strong ties to the Belizean community and spent most of her summers growing up in Belize with her grandparents. She comes from a tight-knit family and is the oldest of 3 children. Kellee is a double alum of Loyola Marymount University where she obtained her BA in Urban Studies and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy.
Kellee is dedicated to social justice and passionate about empowering marginalized communities from within. The first-time Kellee drove down to Belize through Mexico with her family and witnessed abject poverty, she knew she had to be in a profession where she could make difference. She found her way to therapy because she believes it is important to have your experiences reflected back to you by someone who looks like you and has shared experiences and background.
She has worked mainly in Student Affairs and community mental health working alongside, Black college freshmen, LGBTQIA+ students, veterans, pregnant and parenting teens and residents in housing development projects all over Los Angeles County. She is currently the Chief Programs Officer for Driving Force Group. DFG works with clients and partners who focus on social justice, race equity and making a deep community impact. Kellee also serves as the Director for Yetunde Price Resource Center, providing free, high-quality healing-centered and trauma-informed programming to the community.