Kerry started competing in USA Climbing competitions when she was in Youth D, and qualified for the National Team for bouldering in 2011, 2012, and 2014. She moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2014 to pursue a degree in mathematics and education. During her time there, she founded the collegiate climbing team at UNC. As she aged out of youth climbing, she returned to Championship events as a coach for the elite team at Triangle Rock Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2018, she traveled to Moscow as an apprentice coach for the US team, where she had the pleasure of working with the nations best youth climbers, including some athletes from ABC!