Kersty is the Research Manager for Dr. Bessma Momani's ongoing research projects, as well as the Network Manager for the Defence and Security Foresight Group, a network funded through the Department of National Defence's MINDS program. She previously worked at Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation within the ’Capacity Building and Training Directorate’, where she assisted in conceptualizing and monitoring ongoing programs in Southeast Asia, including a number of efforts related to improving border security and training police forces in the region. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for the House of Commons and the Ministerial Office of the Finance Minister.
Kersty obtained a Master of Human Geography from Radboud University in the Netherlands, specializing in Globalization, Migration, and Development in 2018. Her thesis sought to understand the parallels between the migration industry literature regarding migration brokers and its relevance within international sport.