Keryna Johnson is a policy professional that is passionate about working to bridge the racial wealth gap and alleviate poverty. As a Legislative Analyst with the Columbus City Council's Legislative Research Office (LRO), Keryna provides policy research and analysis for the councilmembers' Workforce Development and Small and Minority Business Development Committees. Prior to joining the LRO, Keryna served as a Senior Policy Advisor for City of San Diego Councilmember Georgette Gomez, where she supported the Land Use and Housing Committee and developed policy related to affordable housing and homelessness prevention. In this role, her policy wins included passing a citywide ban on Section 8 housing discrimination and developing fee waivers for the creation of accessory dwelling units. Prior to that, role Keryna served as a Senior Associate for LeSar Development Consultants, where she assisted municipalities across California with strategic planning and community and economic development research.
Keryna was born and raised in San Diego, California, where she received a master's degree in City Planning and bachelor's in Business Management from San Diego State University. Keryna relocated to Columbus in 2018 and in her free time she enjoys jogging in Columbus' metro parks, playing board games, and long road trips to explore other Midwest cities.