Tess is: a critically conscious Chicana, appreciative daughter, big sister, wife and mother; cisgendered and able-bodied, dedicated to the pursuit of equity and justice. A social critic and constant learner, Tess designs, thrifts, and sews clothes, hoping to curb environmental and human costs of the fashion industry.

Tess’ 15+ year career includes teaching various K-12 grades and subjects across public, charter and independent schools, coaching teachers and leaders, and establishing and growing a Culturally Responsive Education team for Denver’s 90,000+ student district. Tess holds a BA from Columbia University and an M.Ed. from Loyola Marymount University.

Contact Tess: tess@promise54.org