Kristerfer Burnett, a lifelong Baltimorean, was educated through both the Baltimore City and County public school systems. After graduating from the Kenwood High School's "Sports Science Academy" magnet program, he went onto the University of Maryland-College Park where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in African-American Studies with a concentration in Public Policy. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
As a graduate student, Kristerfer concentrated his studies on issues of affordable housing policy, urban development and improving K-12 academic outcomes in low-income communities. During that period, he was also selected to serve as the Public Policy Student Senator for the UMBC Graduate Student Association and as a graduate research assistant at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Kristerfer continues to be very active and engaged throughout the City. Kristerfer serves on the Board of Directors for the BEST Democratic Club, Red Line Now, MATHS Academy Charter School, Young Non-Profit Professionals Network, and the Village Farmers' Market.