California EDGE Coalition
Rona Sherriff is a policy consultant with over thirty-five years of experience in research and policy development on workforce, education, and labor issues. Rona is a Senior Fellow of the California EDGE Coalition – a coalition of business, labor, social justice, education, and workforce organizations – engaged in education, advocacy and technical assistance focused on closing the skills gap in California. She worked for over fifteen years in the California State Senate where as Deputy Director of Research for the Senate Office of Research she managed the work of a legislative policy team responsible for education, labor, workforce development, and public employment and retirement policy. She also worked as a consultant to the Senate Industrial Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Workforce Preparation. While in the Senate she authored a series of reports and publications and served on various state and national boards. Since leaving the Senate Office of Research in 2008, Rona has also worked on various projects for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, the California Workforce Investment Board, the California STEM Learning Network and the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy.