Kelly Sankowski is a freelance writer and editor based in Toledo, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and two-year-old son. She holds a B.A. in English and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She spent three years after college as a reporter for the Catholic Standard newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington, during which time her reporting on the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama earned first place for best coverage of papal trips from the Catholic Press Association.
She went on to earn an M.A. in Theology and Ministry from Boston College, where her Master’s thesis focused on ministering to adolescent women through bodily spirituality. In recent years, her work has focused on projects that aim to elevate the voices and experiences of women in the Church. She currently serves as the content coordinator for FemCatholic, where she also contributed to investigative reporting on maternity leave in the Church and pregnant students on Catholic college campuses. She has also served as editorial assistant for the Catholic Women Preach book series. Occasionally she dabbles in some creative writing, mostly for fun. She looks forward to welcoming her second child in October 2023, and when she is not chasing a toddler or working with words, she enjoys being active (running, yoga, hiking), reading, and eating ice cream.