Kelly Cerialo

Kelly Cerialo

US Biosphere Network Coordinator

Kelly Cerialo joined CLLC in 2023 as the US Biosphere Network (USBN) Coordinator, a fiscally sponsored project of the Center. In her role as USBN Coordinator, Kelly supports the 28 US Biosphere Regions and the USBN Steering Committee to build capacity across the network and to achieve the mission of the USBN – to improve human connection to nature.

Kelly is also an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Business and Hospitality Department at Paul Smith’s College and co-chair of the UNESCO Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve (New York/Vermont). She coordinates international student research exchanges with a focus on sustainable tourism and community development in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Italy and South Africa. She is the co-founder of the Adirondack to Appeninno Sustainable Parks and Communities Project – an international sustainable tourism initiative between the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano Biosphere Reserve in Italy and the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve. Kelly lives in the Adirondacks and is an avid hiker, paddler, and skier. 



  • Ph.D. in Leadership and Change, Antioch University
  • M.S. in Leadership and Change, Antioch University
  • M.A. in Communication Management, University of Southern California
  • B.A. in Public Relations/Mass Communication, The College of New Jersey

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