Kelechi Okere is a regional director of sales at Elsevier Inc., a global science, technical and health information company. He is responsible for the company’s commercial relationships with major research institutions in the Northeastern U.S., as well as parts of the South and Midwest. He is the founder and host of the web series The Palm Print (www.youtube.com/thepalmprint), which curates conversations about the lives of Africans as portrayed in the novels and short stories of African authors. Since its inception in mid-2013, The Palm Print has hosted ten conversations, including three with the successful authors Nana Brew-Hammond, Teju Cole and Chinelo Okparanta. Kelechi is a contributor to One Word: Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe, Edited by Molly McQuade. His poetry appears in The Newark Metro, an online literary magazine. He is also a portraits and events photographer.
Kelechi received a BA in Psychology and MA in English with concentration in creative writing from Rutgers University. He lives in New Jersey.