Tessa Lee brings nearly a decade of non-profit experience in research and strategy development to the Knowledge and Impact team. Throughout her career she has focused on the intersection of environmental and social issues, with a pragmatic approach to solution generation. Prior to joining 100 Resilient Cities, Tessa Lee was a Senior Associate at the Carbon War Room, where she launched programs promoting private sector solutions for low-carbon growth in multiple global industries, including trucking, aviation, mining, and agriculture. She also saw the organization through a successful merger with the Rocky Mountain Institute, and led energy access work both on the ground in Africa and with the United Nation’s Sustainably Energy for All initiative.
Past roles have included Purpose, the Rainforest Foundation, the Institute for the Environment, and the Safe Haven Visitation Center Network. Tessa has a bachelor’s in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s of international development from the London School of Economics.