Dr. Kelly grew up in Wallingford, Connecticut, and graduated from Lyman Hall HS in 1994. She attended Wake Forest University earning her BS in biology in 1998. Dr. Kelly continued her studies at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, obtaining her dental degree (DMD) in 2003 and completing her orthodontic residency in 2006. As part of UCONN's three-year orthodontic program, she also received a Master of Dental Science degree (MSD).
Dr. Kelly received Diplomate status in the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007 and successfully completed a recertification exam in June of 2012.
Dr. Kelly lives in Cheshire with her husband, Nick Rykoski, head golf professional at the Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane. They welcomed a daughter, Alicia, in June 2011 and a son, Dylan, in August 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, skiing, and cheering on the NY Yankees.