Chelsea Lynn Welch graduated from Brown University in 2012 with a 3.9 GPA and a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. While there, she served as a Presidential Host and as captain of the Brown University Cheerleaders. She currently attends graduate school at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. She is also part of the Peace Corps Masters International program and plans to serve in the Peace Corps upon graduation. Her career ambition is to solve our generation’s greatest environmental challenges as the Secretary of the Interior.
Chelsea represented West Virginia as the 2007 Miss West Virginia Teen USA and was in the top 5 at the 2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant. In her spare time she enjoys biking, taking road trips, and searching for the nation's best cupcake.