- Award-winning journalist
- Expert in business journalism
- Essay placed in the top 100 of 10,000 submitted to Writer's Digest
Kerri has been awarded for her work by the Kansas City Press Club's Heart of America Awards, the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. One of her essays also placed in the top 100 of 10,000 submitted to Writer's Digest. She is a former national board member for the Society of Professional Journalists and past president of the Kansas City Press Club. Kerri is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the American Society of Business Press Editors.
Kerri received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of St. Mary.