Tess DiFrancesco




Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Global Development • Queen's University


Tess is a graduate of Queen's University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Global Development, with a minor in Political Science. Her passion for social justice has led her to study intersections related to global inequalities, such as women's issues and racial injustice. Corporate sustainability combines Tess's interests in social impact, climate action, and strategy, as she values interdisciplinary approaches to global issues in order to invoke meaningful and lasting change.

Tess's corporate experience working as an Analyst with the Co-operators inspired her to pursue a career in sustainability, as she saw how companies can work towards sustainable goals. While she believes in challenging mainstream approaches to sustainability through critical analysis of processes that maintain structural inequalities, Tess recognizes the importance of working with corporate and political entities to empower at-risk and oppressed groups. Through strategy and innovation, she is determined to do work that will have enduring global and local impact.

In her spare time, Tess enjoys spending time with family and friends hiking, rowing, camping, and portaging. In the colder months, she can be found cooking, baking, and playing games with her family.


Tess' MScSM Internship: HP Canada


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