Keely works with intended parents on an individual basis to educate them about the egg donation and/or surrogacy process with our agency and matches them with an appropriate fertility helper. After discussing the intended parent’s preferences, she will send detailed profiles to intended parents and assist them in making a selection based on their specific criteria. Once the fertility helper and intended parents are matched and all necessary contracts are in completed, we promptly start their program.
Keely has worked at IARC since June 2006 and has spent time doing each job here at the agency. Her favorite thing about working at IARC is helping people take control of their surrogacy and/or egg donor journeys to the greatest extent possible and seeing what wonderful relationships develop throughout this process. For her, this is more than just a job, and she loves creating personal connections with our clients. Keely enjoys keeping up with current events and traveling, and her favorite city to visit is Paris.
Place of birth: St. Paul, MN
Educational background: Bachelor of Political Science, St. Catherine University, currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law
Hobbies and interests: I really love to read and go see live music. I also am hooked on reality television (Top Chef and Project Runway are my favorites), if you could call that a “hobby.” I also listen to MPR regularly – my only source for news!
About yourself and family: My school books are my family at the moment! My boyfriend’s name is Ryan, and I wouldn’t have lunches to eat or clean clothes to wear without him!
More fun facts:
I have a freckle of the palm of each hand! I LOVE DARK CHOCOLATE (gift passed down from my dad)! I hate roller coasters and spicy food (I kind of feel like I’m writing an online dating ad right now…). And I love my job 🙂
Philosophy in life: There is no problem that doesn’t have a solution!
Zodiac sign: Libra – my chi is very balanced!
The last movie you saw: The Eagle (I don’t recommend it!)
Favorite movie: That’s really tough. I love artsy movies and documentaries, but I’d have to say that the movie I’ve watched the most over the past years has been Pride & Prejudice. I can’t get enough of it – so romantic 🙂 I hate scary movies – I have a very overactive imagination, especially when I’m at home alone at night !
Ideal/dream travel destination: A tiny island in the Philippines – a stock of books and a beach without tourists, and I’m set for weeks.
The three people you would most like to meet: Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, and David Sedaris
Favorite musicians: Led Zeppelin, Adele, Marco Benevento (too many to name!)
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? Definitely to be able to fly.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Isla Fisher
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas.
The one thing that has happened in your life has made the biggest impact on who you are today? Having such a close relationship with my dad – he’s the best dad in the world!
Favorite color: Green
Pets: One short-hair, all black cat named Magnolia (Maggie!).