Kelsea Ballantyne

Head of Manufacturing Standardized Work 777

Boeing

Class of 2016



Kelsea is currently the Head of Manufacturing Standardized Work 777, at Boeing. Kelsea is a change maker who creates elegant solutions in challenging global environments, ranging from social enterprises in the slums of India to managing the representation of African governments at global climate negotiations. Whether alongside an African minister of water or a 15-year-old former sex worker, she is always up for a challenge she can tackle with passion, composure and a smile. Kelsea earned a BS in Business with an emphasis in marketing, as well as minor in Economics and Sociology, from Chapman University. Through a Fulbright Fellowship, she traveled to Kolkata, India, to research whether global manufacturing is an effective tool to provide an alternative income for sex workers, thereby enabling them to leave the sex trade entirely. When not at work, Kelsea spends her time hiking, biking, running and cooking for her friends and family—or doing yoga headstands for fun.