Cherisse Ratan currently serves as the Senior Controller with KIPP LA Public Schools. Cherisse joined the KIPP LA team in October 2013 and has led a successful accounting team to clean audits by ensuring accurate and transparent records are maintained. Prior to joining KIPP LA Public Schools, she served as the Assistant Controller and Acting Controller with Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles and also as the Accounting Manager with Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena for nearly six years. She was also the Assistant Controller for Occidental College for four and a half years. Cherisse graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Business. She also received her Master of Accounting degree from University of Southern California and began her accounting career with Deloitte & Touche LLP. She holds an active CPA license with the California State Board of Accountancy.