Tessa joined our team as Communications Manager in March 2022. Born and raised in the U.K. in a Dutch/South African household, she recently graduated from Leiden University with a Master’s degree in International Relations. Tessa previously completed a BA in French and Spanish and has worked in the travel industry and with the British Red Cross. Her studies and work have taken her to South Africa, Spain, Croatia, The Netherlands and France. Her main areas of interest include international politics, languages, culture and feminism and the intersections of these topics. She is a passionate feminist who believes in the importance not only in broadening pathways into leadership for women to create social change, but also in fostering the societal conditions that empower women to access them and help other women to do so too. She also loves music, travel and animals.