Keller has been serving veteran, transitioning active duty, and military spouse students as a part of IVMF’s Programs & Services team since 2014. Keller began her time with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families as an Academic Advisor for the Veterans Career Transition Program. In this role, she was responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with VCTP students as well as facilitating questions and concerns regarding certificate coursework required, program offerings, and guidance on future career choices. In Keller’s current role as the Manager of Advising Services, she supports and develops a team of advisors by ensuring they have the resources necessary to provide meaningful services to students and by providing day-to-day operational instruction and guidance to the advising team. She also assists in coordinating the professional development of the advising team, reporting the maintenance of student data by the advising team, and facilitating the payment of industry certification fees for students.
Keller holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, she spent several years working for a financial institution before beginning her career in higher education. While Keller held the position of enrollment advisor with a four-year institution in Tennessee, she advised students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees of the various degree completion requirements, financing options, course modality options and the application to acceptance process. While working in this position, she discovered that her true passion lies in creating a positive impact on the lives of others by helping them achieve their educational goals. Prior to joining the IVMF team, Keller and her husband were stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky as Keller’s husband served in the US Army as a field artillery officer from 2009-2014.