Kelly Wallace is a writer, activist, and competitive Pokémon player. She graduated with honors from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2012, with a concentration in The Relationship Between Art and Society. She moved to Chicago in 2015 after spending years working in New York City, and has since immersed herself in theatrical journalism. She is currently the Managing Editor for Chicago at She believes in justice, words, and the fact that Moody Smeargle really needs to be banned from the Pokémon meta-game.