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Tessa Constantine

Research & Data Intern


Tessa recently joined the Building Movement Project as the Research & Data Intern, mainly working with the Race to Lead project and with the Detroit People’s Platform.

Before joining BMP, Tessa worked as a student researcher at Carthage College where she collaborated with the Shalom Center local food pantry, using data analysis and mapping software to target areas of need in the local inner city, eventually establishing a series of hot meal sites for the local food pantry recipients. Tessa has four years of research experience, including a series of large-scale surveys on perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion within a higher education campus community.

Tessa is a current MA student in Sociology at Columbia University. Her research interests mainly center on Indigenous Peoples rights, particularly Indigenous language revitalization. She received a BA in Sociology and Psychology from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI this past spring.