Alum of Expressive Arts Therapy
Kelly Baas (2009) has a background heavily rooted in theatre. She studied theatre performance as an undergrad and has been a member of a few theatre companies. After working for a few years with children on the autistic spectrum and with others in the disability community, Kelly saw first-hand how arts and advocacy could strengthen each other. She decided to search for a field of study that would utilize the arts for development, necessary change, and personal and creative growth. Kelly found what she was looking for in CIIS' Expressive Arts Therapy program. Kelly now works as a case worker & counselor for adults with severe mental illness. Additionally, she volunteers in an acute rehab setting counseling & supporting traumatic brain injury survivors.