Kesha has over 15 years of experience leading domestic and global education, and social policy projects in education and literacy attainment. She is currently is a consultant at the World Bank Group’s Education Global Practice. She has substantial experience designing, facilitating, and implementing education tools and trainings for social enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Kesha also advises C-suite executives and non-profit leaders on mission driven operations, global communications, and early grade reading and book access. Previously she served as Executive Director of the Hurston Wright Foundation, Senior Director of Global Strategies at First Book, and led the Early Childhood Education Working Group at The Clinton Foundation. Kesha holds a MPP from Duke University, with certifications in Social Policy and African & African American Studies, and a B.A. in International Business and Japanese Studies from Dillard University. She is especially passionate about centering equity in her work and uplifting radical and transformative ideas that shift the balance of power to community-based, often marginalized, talent and innovators. Kesha is an avid reader, swimmer, and recent convert to the joys of improv.