Tess is the Executive Director of AI4ALL, a national non-profit working to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence development, research and policy. Before joining AI4ALL, she was Managing Director of TechHire at Opportunity@Work, a national initiative launched out of the White House to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech economy. Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, Tess built and ran Samaschool, a social enterprise part of the SamaGroup that equips low-income people to find work in the digital economy. Prior to Samaschool, Tess led the employment and education programs at First Place for Youth that helps foster youth find housing, get their first job, and stay in school. She also managed programs in underserved public schools in New York City. Tess holds a master's degree from Columbia University School in Social Enterprise Administration and a bachelor’s in liberal arts from St. John’s College.
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