Tess has been working in higher education for over eight years. She began at Columbia University in 2013 as Program Coordinator of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS), and was most recently the Program Manager at the European Institute. Prior to joining the staff at Columbia, Tess worked at The Juilliard School in the Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship. Tess holds an M.A. in Media Management from The New School, and a B.A. in Art History and Film Studies from Sweet Briar College.