Kelle Cruz is the owner of ScienceBetter Consulting, a small business dedicated to serving the needs of the scientific community. and the CFO and co-owner of Startorailst, Inc, an online shop offering space and science-themed clothing and jewelry.  

She received both her Bachelors and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.

She has been awarded grants from her University, NASA, NSF, and the Sloan Foundation. 

She was an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at AMNH and a Spitzer Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech.