Kéllia Ramares earned a B.A. in economics degree, with honors, from Fordham University in New York in 1977. She also earned a law degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1980. A longtime resident of Oakland, CA, Kéllia joined the KPFA News Department in 1999 and has also done work for other KPFA shows: the public affairs shows Morning Show, Living Room, and Flashpoints, and the literature show Cover to Cover. Kéllia is an Associate Producer for WINGS - Women's International News Gathering Service (www.wings.org), an internationally syndicated radio program, an Associate Editor for OnlineJournal (www.onlinejournal.com), and a reporter for Free Speech Radio News (www.fsrn.org), which is heard in over 50 stations throughout the United States. She has also contributed audio or print work to National Native News, Workers' Independent News Service, the Centre for Research on Globalisation (Canada) and From the Wilderness.
Kéllia, along with Bonnie Faulkner, is co-founder of the KPFA public affairs show Guns and Butter, where her involvment in the Peak Oil story began in 2001. She also produced a 5-part series called "The End of the Age of Oil" for the Internet in 2002. Kéllia’s web site is R.I.S.E. - Radio Internet Story Exchange, http://www.rise4news.net.