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Kelsey Abbruzzese

Senior Writer & Public Relations Lead

Hi, I’m Kelsey, and I love words — how they captivate us, how they resonate with us, how they connect us.

That passion translates to my work as a freelance writer and public relations consultant at ZZ Ink, where I help a variety of for-profit and nonprofit clients tell their stories. I’ve had the privilege of writing and storytelling on a wide range of projects, from impactful videos to features on lifesaving medical care and opinion pieces on how we can help Boston’s children of color.
I started my career as a reporter with the Associated Press, reporting on state government from the Massachusetts State House and on economic issues in Rhode Island during the Great Recession. From there, I spent nearly nine years as the communications director at MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth’s finance and development authority. In that role, I oversaw press outreach, social media, and crisis communications for the agency investing more than $3 billion a year in the Massachusetts economy.
I’m a graduate of Bowdoin College, where I majored in English and minored in Italian, and of Boston University, where I earned a master’s degree in print journalism. I’m also an alumna of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Program. I’m at my happiest when I’m outside, waterskiing, cooking, or reading, but my heart has the most joy experiencing any one of those with my husband and three sons.