ProfileKelsey Kusterer Ziser is a senior editor at Light Reading, mainly covering SD-WAN developments, and the Curator at the 5G Exchange, Light Reading's authoritative resource of vetted 5G-related information provided by the industry. She also plays an important role in developing Light Reading's events program. Kelsey studied journalism and mass communication with a second major of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but her interest in the telecom world started with a PR position at Connect2 Communications. Her drive for communicating the impact of new technology translated into a communications position at the FREEDM Systems Center, a smart grid research lab at N.C. State University. While at FREEDM, Kelsey orchestrated the center's webinar program which crossed multiple college campuses and covered research projects like cybersecurity in the smart grid and the center's smart solid-state transformer.