Tracey Ross

Director, Federal Policy and Narrative Change

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Tracey Ross, Director, is focused on federal policy and narrative change at PolicyLink. Most recently, she led the organization’s All-In Cites initiative, working with cities across the country to adopt policies and practices to ensure one's zip code does not determine their life outcomes. She is also a contributing writer for Essence Magazine and serves as a delegate to the U.S. Japan Leadership Program. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Tracey worked at the Center for American Progress focused on urban poverty and environmental justice, and at Living Cities on building a green economy. Tracey has been a guest on The Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC, Inside Story on Al Jazeera English, and was a regular commentator for SiriusXM’s The Agenda. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Essence, ThinkProgress, Ebony, and The Nation. Tracey began her career in the offices of former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO). She completed her master’s in public affairs with a focus on urban policy and planning at Princeton University, and received a bachelor's degree in political science and anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.