Born and raised in Jamaica, Kerriann Peart has followed her passion for service and community health in her educational and professional pursuits. After graduating from high school in Jamaica, her family moved to the U.S., where Kerriann earned a bachelor’s in biology from Emory University. In 2014, she completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in global health communication at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. In 2015, she earned a certificate in child and adolescent psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). She is currently in her third and final year of her doctoral program in international psychology at TCSPP, focusing on organizations and systems serving children, youth and families.
Throughout her career, Kerriann has led teams of health educators, youth advocates and young people in effecting and strengthening mechanisms of change impact. As an AmeriCorps Program Manager, Kerriann spent extensive time with school administration to develop age- and culturally-appropriate lessons on HIV prevention. Later, her role as program director at Children’s National Health System gave Kerriann the opportunity to spearhead federal contracts while igniting frameworks for youth engagement, psychosocial wellness and leadership. Kerriann’s ability to manage a broad scale of programs helped her advocate for several underserved neighborhoods in the Washington DC area during her tenure as program director at DC Trust. She currently serves as the health education manager at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education.