Kellyn Bechtold


Age: 30
Hometown: North Manchester, Indiana
Occupation: Product Development Consultant
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Tribe Designation: Naviti

Bio: Kellyn is a 30-year-old Product Development Consultant based in Chicago, Illinois (at the time of filming). She grew up on a farm in the small town of North Manchester, Indiana, and graduated from Manchester High School in 2005, where she received multiple academic honors, including a President’s Education Award, American School Citizenship Award, and DAR Good Citizen Award. She went on to study for her Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs at Indiana University, where she graduated in 2008.

After graduating, Kellyn took a number of intern roles, one of which was a Student-Athlete Tutor at Indiana University, where she tutored students in English, Psychology, Sociology and Environmental Studies. She also interned for six months at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation in Florida, training and assisting volunteers. In 2010, Kellyn moved to Chicago, where she completed a number of business certificate programs at DePaul University. She went on to work as a Marketing Services Manager for a Chicago-based consulting firm, before obtaining her dual MBA/MPH in Community Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Up until May 2017, she worked as a Product Development Consultant for health insurance organization, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Kellyn is a huge Survivor fan, and also a big activist for women’s rights. She also serves as a Chapter Advisory Board Member for the Kappa Delta Sorority at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.