Rikkia Ramsey is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Truman National Security Project and Truman Center. In this capacity, Rikkia oversees the organization’s state-level advocacy work while also supporting Truman’s efforts and presence on Capitol Hill. Additionally, Rikkia directs the organization’s policy posture, tapping expertise from the Truman membership. Prior to her role as Director, Rikkia served as the Policy Program Manager at Truman where she led the organization’s advocacy programming, and managed the organization’s largest advocacy campaign on Energy & Climate Security. Previously, as a Policy Coordinator at Truman, she served as a liaison to Capitol Hill, and coordinated congressional programming for the organization.
Formerly, Rikkia served on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), addressing constituent concerns regarding defense and foreign policy issues. Preceding her time on Capitol Hill, she served as a Constituent Service Representative in the Greensboro office for Senator Hagan, providing assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining military records, awards, and/or disability compensation and pension. Rikkia holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from North Carolina A&T State University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Strayer University.