Tessa Zevallos Director of Development and Communications

tzevallos(at)umojacorporation.org Email

Tessa joined the Umoja team in 2016 and brought with her 8+ years of experience in fundraising, impact storytelling, and leading youth development programming. At Umoja, she is responsible for all development and external relations including communication, marketing, grants, individual giving, major gifts and special events. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, Tessa is a passionate advocate for youth and is committed to building Umoja's network of allies, supporters, and champions.

Tessa has a Masters Degree in Sociology with a focus on Community Development from Illinois State University, as well as a Bachelors Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.