Christi Ketchum, Northern Community Advocacy Coordinator

Christi is a native of Sacramento, California. She received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Clark Atlanta University. Her professional career has included working with Planned Parenthood, American Cancer Society, Sacramento AIDS Foundation, Birthing Project, The Advocacy Center, Volunteer Center of Sacramento, Early Start Program of Sacramento City College, YouthAction, and Fund for Southern Communities.

As a staff member since 2011, Christi has been instrumental in supporting the leadership development of CYC members, interns, and working collaboratively with supporters and community partners.

Throughout her career she has worked with several organizations and networks focusing on the advancement of Black Women, reproductive justice, dismantling oppression, prison industrial complex and social justice. She is the founder of Our Rightful Place, a network for Black Women to come together for positive dialogue, sharing stories, building strong relationships, and creating an open and safe space for women to become better leaders, mothers, allies, friends and social change agents.

On a personal level she comes from a family that has raised and adopted several family members and understands the importance of supporting today’s youth.