Tess joins the Minds Foundation team with ten+ years of experience in both the public and private sector. She is known for being a connector and global human rights advocate who works to facilitate empathy and understanding around topics which often leave us speechless. Tess' producing experience spans mediums including gaming, music, theater, film and global marketing campaigns. While pursuing her MA in Social Innovation at NYU, she focused her passion on the use of media for cultural preservation and economic development, building awareness around the ongoing challenges facing communities in rural India and Colombia. Combatting stigma around mental health is one of Tess' most audacious goals and one that she is deeply committed to.