Speaker Profile

Kesha Ram

Kesha Ram
State Representative
Vermont Legislature

Kesha has served Burlington’s Old North End, Hill Section, and University District in the Vermont House of Representatives for three terms. At 27 years old, she is currently the youngest legislator serving in Vermont. Kesha serves on the Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over revenue generation for the state. She is an advocate for civil rights, affordable housing, climate action, access to higher education, and universal health care. When not in session, Kesha is the Public Engagement Specialist for Burlington's Community and Economic Development Office. She also serves on the boards of the Center for Whole Communities and the University of Vermont. Her work has earned her recognition as a Morris K. Udall Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholar, and Oxfam Climate Change Ambassador.