Kelly is an Army Veteran with multiple deployments to Afghanistan. Since his time in the Army, Kelly has completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Old Dominion University, and he is currently in his last year of education at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Kelly has published research in peer-reviewed medical journals on the topics of Oral Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis and COVID-19. Currently, he is part of a clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a novel chemotherapeutic drug on Oral Cancer. His plan is to enter a residency in Psychiatry after graduation from medical school.