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Kelly Cervantes

Chair-Elect

Born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Omaha, NE, Kelly attended Northeastern University in Boston where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with concentrations in Organizational Communication and Public Speech. Following Boston, Kelly moved to New York City where she performed as a commercial, television, and film actress. In 2010, Kelly was offered a position working for Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio restaurant, as an events assistant and quickly took over the department selling and coordinating in-house and catered events.

In the Spring of 2016, Kelly's daughter, Adelaide, was diagnosed with epilepsy and Kelly left her job to take over her full-time care. Since arriving in Chicago, Kelly with her husband, Miguel Cervantes, spearheaded their My Shot at Epilepsy fundraising campaign and began a local and national media tour telling their story and raising awareness and money for CURE Epilepsy. Sadly in 2019, after fighting against seizures for 3 years, Adelaide passed away from an unknown neuro-degenerative condition.

Kelly currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Miguel and their child, Jackson. While this is a club she never wanted to be a part of, Kelly is determined to fight for a cure in memory of her daughter alongside other CURE Epilepsy families.

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