Kelsey Jenkinson spent her childhood growing up in Anchorage, Alaska. She was sick a lot as a child, and spent a lot of her time in and out of doctor's offices. To keep herself busy, she took to studying drawing and art. In 2008 she studied interdisciplinary art and ecology at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. In 2009 she graduated with honors from Kansas City Art Institute, with a B.F.A. in painting and fine arts. Kelsey currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.