Kiely King graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. While an undergraduate, she was a member of Hispanic Student High Achievers and a Dean’s Fellow. After she was accepted to the Notre Dame Law School, she was selected to receive an Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Fellowship for underrepresented minorities pursuing legal education. During the summer of 2011, she attended the ICLEO summer institute at Notre Dame.

While in law school, Kiely was a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association and the Technology Editor for Notre Dame’s Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy. During her second year, she studied abroad through the Notre Dame London Law Programme. She interned at the Ottawa County Court’s Legal Self-Help Center in the Grand Haven courthouse, gaining experience navigating the Michigan court system and assisting the legal needs of West Michigan residents. Kiely graduated from law school and passed the bar in 2014.

Throughout the years, Kiely has volunteered with various West Michigan community organizations such as Latin Americans United for Progress, Justice for our Neighbors, Migrant Story Hour, St. Francis de Sales Church Hispanic Ministry, Waller Law Office and, prior to being hired, Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates.