Kelsea Guckin

Director of Grants and Federal Affairs

Phone: (202) 296-2741 x1035


Kelsea serves as Director of Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn, where she provides logistics and research support to the firm’s healthcare, higher education, nonprofit, and association clients. Kelsea often works closely with clients to coordinate large-scale advocacy “fly-ins” that involve scheduling multiple activities with key congressional committees, office staff members, and the administration. She utilizes her skills and experience to help clients make their advocacy activities in Washington productive, efficient, and effective.

Kelsea also works with clients to identify and strategically pursue funding opportunities at both the federal and foundation levels. Kelsea closely monitors congressional and administration policy, tracks and evaluates relevant legislative and appropriations actions, and utilizes that information to help enhance grant-seeking and government relations efforts on behalf of clients.

Kelsea graduated cum laude from Albright College and received her B.A. in criminal justice.