Ricketts is a long-time journalist and storyteller for major brands and causes. Currently, she is Editor at First Round Capital, an early-stage venture firm in San Francisco that backs Square, Uber and other tech startups.
Previously, she shaped content strategy for microfinance nonprofit Kiva and managed public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors.
Prior to Kiva, she worked as a journalist, covering green technology for VentureBeat, and culture and lifestyle for The Wall Street Journal in London and New York. She holds a BA in women’s history from Stanford University, where she served as Editor in Chief of The Stanford Daily.