Tessa Kaneene

Tessa is a proud daughter of immigrants, educators & social justice activists.

She has worked in political administrations at all levels of government, at city level for the Mayors of San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, at the state level, for the first female governor of Michigan, and at the federal level, where she currently serves on a leadership council for the Biden/Harris Administration. On the campaign side, she has worked on Barack Obama’s Senate and Presidential campaigns, as a Deputy Director of Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign, as a strategist for Stacey Abrams’ team, and as a coach within the Squad's Campaign School.Her most cherished project was working with John Lewis on his very last project before his passing, his autobiographical film John Lewis: Good Trouble.

She currently serves as a Senior Advisor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and as a Senior Captain for Michelle Obama's When We All Vote. Tessa holds a Bachelor's Degree from Princeton University and a Master's Degree from Harvard University.

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