Kianna Ruff

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Kianna Ruff is an Operations Manager in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kianna is a St. Louis native, activist, minister, and creative. She received her Master of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. As an activist, she highlights the voices of Black people–namely Black femmes–and her leadership work has been featured in the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and more.

Prior to joining The Bail Project, Kianna worked as a program manager at Center for Court Innovation in New York City where she focused on reimagining and cultivating neighborhood-led safety as a mechanism to minimize over-policing and strengthen community resiliency. Kianna is also a former NCAA SEC Division 1 track and field athlete at the University of Tennessee. When Kianna steps away from criminal justice reform work, she is usually writing, filming, public speaking, ministering and dancing freely.