Chelsie earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry at Florida International University. After, she partook in a Post-baccalaureate program (PREP) at Michigan State University (MSU) where she took graduate courses and joined her research laboratory. After the PREP program, she went straight into the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program at MSU where she is currently pursuing her doctorate.