About

Kelsi Urrutia, MSW

Consultant

As a Consultant at TriWest, Kelsi’s work primarily involves GIS map-making, data analysis and visualization, and project management. She also develops national policy podcasts, infographics, and virtual events alongside providing general technical, social media, and operational support to the team. She has worked on projects large and small—from rural communities in Texas to national-level policy work—and deeply enjoys making data meaningful and informative to community efforts at all scales.

Before joining TriWest, Kelsi worked on research teams specializing in adult mental health and early childhood education, providing literature reviews, program evaluation, and qualitative interviews. She has clinical experience with people in medical and psychiatric hospitals and has worked with high school students to achieve college readiness, assisted with program development and led empowerment support groups for middle school girls, and worked with survivors of intimate partner violence in crisis.

Outside of TriWest, Kelsi loves baking, traveling, camping, and hiking with her dog, Oso. She is passionately learning about native trees and plants and volunteers in her local community to help grow her local urban forest.

Kelsi earned her master’s degree in social work and her undergraduate degrees in geography and women’s studies.