Kellie Collins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Secondary Education. From Old Dominion, she accepted a job with Norfolk Public School’s Maury High School, where she taught for six years. She transitioned to Hickory High School for the 2015 school year. In December 2014, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a master’s degree in Secondary Science Education. While completing her master’s and teaching, she was also an adjunct professor for Tidewater Community College, teaching Earth Science and Geology. She currently teaches Earth Science, and leads the Astronomy Club at Hickory High School which actively participates in the Cubes in Space program.