Kelly Hoppenjans (she/her) is a PhD pre-candidate in musicology. She completed her BM in Musical Theatre at Northwestern University and her MM in Commercial Music at Belmont University, where she has taught commercial voice for the past four years. Her research interests are pop and rock music, virtual and real world music scenes, singer-songwriters, and voice and gender identity. Kelly is also a singer-songwriter; her debut full-length album OK, I Feel Better Now was featured on NPR, The Alternative, Ghettoblaster, American Songwriter, and more. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing guitar, sewing, knitting, and listening to too many podcasts.