Tess Korbesmeyer Holman
At the end of 2019, I moved to Minneapolis with my family and it quickly became home. My husband, two daughters, and I live in the Hale neighborhood by beautiful Lake Nokomis and I fall more in love with the community every day. I'm currently attending the University of Minnesota to get my Master of Public Policy with a minor in Integrative Leadership. I have two graduate research positions as well as the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship. This summer I will be working at U.S. Bank in their Community Reinvestment department.
My bachelor's degree is in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University. After graduating, I served in the Peace Corps where I provided health education at a school and supported a local women's group to secure a grant to open an income-generating business. Upon returning home I worked in refugee resettlement as well as the travel industry. I am passionate about gender equity, social justice, climate change policy, and relationship building. I am a strong communicator with deep listening skills, always able to find common ground and connect interesting people and resources.