Southern Maine Community College
*Since completing the fellowship, Kaylene has become a Senior Program Associate at the John T. Gorman Foundation
At SMCC, Kaylene serves on the President’s executive team, and is tasked with making student success the central priority in every college effort, budget and innovation. Previously, she served as Dean of Advancement for the institution. Kaylene worked in the Maine Legislature as the Special Assistant to the Speaker of the Maine House and as Communications Director for the Maine House Majority. She has served as a founder, President, and Executive Director of Emerge Maine, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and inspiring women political candidates. Kaylene earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine and a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.