Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen


  • Science Writer and Project Strategist, University Marketing and Communications


Kelley writes university research stories and articles for university publications. She studied news-editorial journalism and American literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a master's in technical communication from Montana Tech. She is pursuing her doctorate in environmental policy at Michigan Tech.

About Kelley

  • She writes about Michigan Tech research and serves as communications liaison to the Great Lakes Research Center and Michigan Tech Research Institute. She's also a member of the university social media team.
  • Her career includes writing for small-town newspapers in Montana and working as a public information officer, an events coordinator, and science editor for an IEEE publication, Earthzine.

Recent Stories 

Virus Hunters of the Upper Peninsula

Plastic diagnostic sample tubes neatly lined up in a holder.

In just three weeks, Michigan Tech was able to open its COVID-19 Testing Laboratory, largely because of faculty and staff — from forestry, biomedical engineering, biology and chemical engineering — and availability of equipment that hunts viruses. It’s called reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing. . . . Read More

A Sunny Solution to Pollution

The sun shines over a beach. The sky and the water appear to be the same color. Some       people walk on the beach in the distance.

In addition to providing vitamin D, helping flowers grow and creating the perfect excuse to head to the beach, sunlight also helps break down chemicals in streams, lakes and rivers. What is Singlet Oxygen? Singlet oxygen is a dissolved . . . Read More

Wolf Pups Born on Isle Royale, Moose Poised for Decline

A bull moose stands in vegetation.

The COVID-19 pandemic halted the in-person wintertime survey of wolves and moose on the island for the first time in 63 years. Consequently, there are no estimates of wolf or moose abundance for 2021, and the next estimates are scheduled in February 2022. But though the Isle Royale Winter Study didn’t happen quite as planned, researchers were still . . . Read More