Kerri Ratcliffe

Kerri Ratcliffe

Research Fellow, Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project
Kerri Ratcliffe

Kerri Ratcliffe has had a long career in finance, environmental protection, literacy advocacy and service, and more recently has been immersed in racial equity policy studies and institutional change. Her research has been conducted in collaboration with the Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School.

Kerri completed the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard in 2018 as a Partner.  She was formerly Deputy Commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection – in charge of all water and natural resource programs, public lands, environmental justice, wildlife management and coastal regulations.  Prior to her government service, she was Vice President at Morgan Stanley specializing in Commodity Finance. Kerri also lived in London, UK for 18 years. While in London, she worked with literacy programs focused on under-resourced and recent immigrant communities.  Kerri holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Government Affairs at Syracuse University and a BA from Brown University. 

This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.