Bailey Nakelsky is the Director of See KC, an initiative to help young adults relocate to find their community and home in the Greater Kansas City Jewish community.
In early 2020, Bailey and her husband, Josh, decided to relocate from the beaches of San Diego, CA to the prairies of Overland Park, KS. Having muddled through finding a home, making new friends, learning about the best restaurants, and seeking out opportunities for culture and entertainment (all at the height of the pandemic!), her experience moving to KC has perfectly prepared her to help you find your community here as well.
In her volunteer time, Bailey is the Chair of PJ Library of Greater Kansas City, on the steering committee of Jewish Community Foundation's J-LEAD, on the Parent Committee of the Child Development Center at the Jewish Community Center, part of the Advisory Council of Parents as Teachers in Blue Valley School District, and volunteers her time with Jewish Family Services of Greater KC. Bailey and Josh are proud parents to three-year-old Gabe, and their pup, Gretel. They love to spend the weekends exploring the parks, museums, restaurants, and nightlife that make them so proud to call KC their home.
Bailey previously served as the Associate Vice President of Leadership Giving for Hillel International, overseeing the Board of Governors and individual giving strategy. Prior to working at Hillel International, she was the Allen & Ruth Ziegler Executive Director of the University of Southern California Hillel, where she found her passion for working with young adults. At USC, Bailey transformed both the operating budget and student engagement strategies, while launching an initiative that formalized supporting student mental health and wellness. Bailey has also served as the Director of Emerging Leadership and Next Gen Initiatives at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. In this role, she developed and implemented a prestigious leadership training program and significantly impacted the Jewish community through financial resource development and young adult engagement. Bailey has earned Master’s degrees from the USC School of Social Work and HUC’s School of non-Profit Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies and Sociology from the University of Arizona. Bailey was the recipient of the FEREP Scholarship and is an alumna of the Wexner Field Fellowship.