Speaker Profile

Kesha Ram

Kesha Ram
Former State Representative
Vermont Legislature

Kesha Ram won a seat in the Vermont Legislature in 2008 at the age of 22, serving as the youngest state legislator in the country at the time. She spent four terms in the Vermont House of Representatives on behalf of Burlington on the House Ways & Means Committee and as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee. She championed legislation for tribal recognition, affordable homeownership, clean water funding, green job creation, immigrant drivers licenses, fair and impartial policing, and more. In 2016, she ran for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont and became the first woman of color to earn double digits in a statewide race. Most recently, she successfully pursued a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She currently serves on the boards of the Main Street Alliance of Vermont, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.