Shelby McGowan joined Kelly IP as a Student Associate in February 2020. Prior to joining Kelly IP, she was a research assistant and lab manager at the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation for nearly four years. Shelby is currently in the evening Juris Doctor program at the American University Washington College of Law, where she serves as a staffer on the American University Law Review. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Georgetown University in linguistics and psychology, and she hopes to practice trademark and copyright law in the DC metro area after passing the bar.


  • Georgetown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2016