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Tracey Ross


Tracey has over 15 years of experience in advocacy, strategic communications, and systems change to advance equity. Prior to joining Frontline Solutions, she served as Director of Federal Policy and Narrative Change at PolicyLink, working closely with the Biden Administration to influence their racial equity efforts. She previously managed the organization’s All-In Cities Initiative, working with cities across the country to adopt policies and practices to promote equitable growth. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Tracey worked at the Center for American Progress, focused on urban poverty and environmental justice, and at Living Cities on place-based efforts to address inequality. Tracey has been a guest on MSNBC Live with Craig MelvinThe Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC, and Inside Story on Al Jazeera. She has served as a contributing writer for Essence and authored a chapter for the book AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Root, The Nation, and EBONY. She also serves as a fellow in the US-Japan Leadership Program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries. 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 B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology from UC Berkeley.

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