Khiely was born in Santa Clara (on Kiely Blvd.) but grew up in Vacaville, California about an hour north. Khiely likes reading, running, and drawing. She loves to spend her free time at the beaches in Santa Cruz and binge watching TV shows. Khiely is passionate about social justice and loves learning about different issues and perspectives. When it comes to writing, she is most interested in how it is used as a form of expression and empowerment. She is looking forward to working with writers to unravel the most effective ways to present their ideas, their arguments, and themselves within their writing.