Kelly DallaTezza, who was born in Baltimore, was in northern Africa and had recently participated in a Fulbright conference on women's political roles in Bahrain. Her family said she had been accepted for graduate study at Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins University, among other schools.
She was the daughter of Chester and Meg Doxzen DallaTezza and had been salutatorian of her 2007 class at Towson High School. She was also a competitive gymnast and a cum laude Boston College graduate.
Ms. DallaTezza had also attended Villa Cresta Elementary School and Loch Raven Academy Middle School. At Towson High, she was involved with the school's Law and Public Policy Program.
Her mother said plans for a funeral service are incomplete.