Kelden Pehr
Kelden Pehr
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Seabrook, Texas
High School: Clear Lake
Major: Environmental Engineering

2011-12: Competed in 16 regattas as the crew...finished sixth in the A Divisions of the Harry Anderson Trophy (9/11) and the Hatch Brown Trophy (9/18), and the B Division of the Erwin Schell Trophy (10/30)...placed 11th in the A Division of the Navy Fall Intersectional (10/16)...captured fourth place in the B Division of the Atlantic Coast Championship (11/13) and the Eckerd Intersectional (3/4)...was ninth in the B Division of the Boston Dinghy Cup (3/25)...finished 11th in the B Division of the New England Dinghy Championship (4/15)...claimed third place in the B Division of the Thompson Trophy (4/22)...helped MIT rank eighth at the NEISA Team Racing Championship (4/29).

2010-11: Competed in seven regattas as the crew...member of B Division boat that finished sixth at the Nevins Trophy (9/19)...placed fourth in the Oberg Trophy B Division (10/29)...ranked fifth at the Hap Moore Team Race (11/7)...contributed to MIT's first place finish at the Mendelblatt Team Race (3/19)...powered A Division boat to 11th place at the Admiral's Cup (4/23).

On Dry Land at MIT: Majoring in environmental engineering...completed an internship at Harvard Forest identifying microbial composition in warmer soil plots...conducted research on climate change impacts on soil microbial composition and function with Professor Jeff Blanchard of UMass Amherst...recipient of the Eugene and Margaret McDermott Scholarship...Student Art Association.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Clear Lake High School...finished first in women's 4.7 fleet at the 2007 Texas Junior Laser Championship...placed first overall at the 2006 Texas Junior Laser Championship...magna cum laude...National Hispanic Scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Deneen Taylor.