Keli Carender

Education:BA, Western Washington University
Certificate of Education, University of Oxford

Keli Carender is an American blogger credited with being the first Tea Party protest activist when she was the principal organizer of a protest of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on February 16, 2009.

Carender was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1981. She is a graduate of Western Washington University where she majored in mathematics and biology, and has a postgraduate certificate of education in secondary math from the University of Oxford. Carender founded and co-chaired the Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty. She has served in a variety of communications roles for conservative nonprofit organizations. She wrote her blog, "Redistributing Knowledge," under the pen name Liberty Belle.