- Ballard was born in Philadelphia and has lived and worked from Rhode Island to Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Virginia and said she is a descendant of Founding Father Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president.
- She has spoken at UCLA on learning about diverging viewpoints and building bridges between people. She has spoken at Harvard University, and Georgetown University and is co-founder of the first Urban League in the state of Delaware. She was the first woman national president of the National Urban League Young Professionals.
- When she was 25 years old she spoke before Congress about at-risk children and her experience working in inner cities across the country.
- She would seek to bridge the nation’s partisan divide.
- Her focus is how the younger generation can rebuild the American dream.
- She would raise issues to support indigenous people, engage with the Black Lives Matter movement, an improve mental health services for veterans and first responders.