In 2017 Keli began writing for the CW Network's Black Lightning, based on the DC Comics superhero. She previously served as a writer on the television series Being Mary Jane. For her work on the episode "Sparrow" she was awarded a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing on a Dramatic Series.
The documentary, Reversing Roe, an examination of the political and legal battles that have defined America's abortion debates, marked Keli's debut as a producer. After premiering at the Telluride Film Festival it was released in theaters and on Netflix in September 2018.