Ratliff has won awards for both filmmaking and screenwriting. She has also worked on several features, a webseries, and numerous short films as a member of the art department and a script supervisor.
She just finished "Catching Up," based on her award winning screenplay and has started filming "Good Game," a feature length documentary.
Ratliff has earned an MFA in Film and Electronic Media at American University and a BA from Hollins University with a major in Film and Photography and a minor in Art History.
She has been both a professional writer and a photographer, working for a daily newspaper in Southwestern Virginia before relocating to Reston, Virginia.