As a member of the Media and Digital Strategies team, Tess supports client cities grow and develop their media and technology sectors through digital communications, municipal strategies and by forging public-private partnerships. A key area of focus includes promoting the film industry as an economic driver as well as a marketing tool for cities.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, Tess worked for a number of non-governmental organizations in East Africa and South-East Asia with a focus on business development, communications and marketing. Tess also spent a summer working for UN Women’s HeForShe gender equality campaign where she established a partnership with a private education company to design and develop a curriculum teaching students how the Internet and social media can be used to mobilize public opinion towards positive social change.
Tess received a Bachelors in International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she specialized in business and government relations. During her studies at Harvard, she was a Women and Public Policy Program Fellow and a Harvard Graduate School Leadership Initiative Fellow. For her thesis, Tess consulted the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to analyze the U.S. Government’s strategies towards internally displaced persons and assess coordination mechanisms between federal government agencies and the United Nations.