Kellie Magnus is a writer and development consultant, living in Kingston, Jamaica. Her passions are global Black creativity and philanthropy. She is the Jamaica country lead for Fight for Peace, an NGO that supports young people living in communities with high levels of violence to realize their full potential. The program brings together more than 40 local partners to co-deliver programs for youth, their parents and organizations that serve youth. Outside of work, Magnus writes a series on creativity, Jamaican creatives and the creative economy. She spends most of her free time interviewing and writing about creatives, running, reading. and traveling around Jamaica. Her writing has appeared in local and regional publications, and she has authored more than 15 children’s books, several of which are included in the Jamaican school system under the Literacy 123 program spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. She currently serves on the National Commission on Violence Prevention, coordinated by the Office of the Prime Minister. She is a graduate of Harvard and Columbia universities.