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as a President's Scholar and a Coca-Cola Scholar and was selected as a 2002 Truman Scholar.Tess has twice been a Haas Public Service Fellow, was a Latin American Studies Public Service and Research Fellow, and received numerous academic awards, including the Dean's Award for Academic Accomplishment.Tess conducted neurosurgery research at Stanford Hospital for three years and was given an award by Stanford's Class of 2003 for her "continuous dedication to merging a vision for social justice with organized action towards change."
Tessï¿½' "lifelong commitment to social justice" began in elementary school.A volunteer for Planned Parenthood since age 12, Tess received their Rising Star Award in 1999, served as president of Stanford Students for Choice from 2001-2003, and was named one of the nation's "Top 30 Under 30" leaders for reproductive rights by Choice USA.
A volunteer medical interpreter in California, Tess
has also done research and public health and development work in Latin America since 1998.In 2000, Tess
co-founded the non-profit organization Puente
a la Salud Comunitaria to address food security and women's health issues in Oaxaca.
developed a seminar for students in international health/development and a course on "The Health and Environmental Effects of U.S. Foreign Policy."A 2003 Gardner Fellow, Tess works at the World Bank Inspection Panel.She
hopes to continue working on global economic governance at Oxford.Tess
has "a passion for the piano," dances "whenever possible," and enjoys playing basketball and the Brazilian martial art, capoeira.