Tess Thorman

Tess Thorman worked with us as first year Master of Public Policy student at the USC Price School of Public Policy. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in English and Musical Studies, and is interested in the broad range of policy areas that impact food systems.

Currently, Thorman is a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her research interests include community health, immigration, and social and economic equity. Before joining PPIC, she worked as a consultant with the Center for Migration Studies of New York, where she researched capacity for implementing a large-scale legalization program for undocumented immigrants. She holds an MPP from the University of Southern California and a BA with a major in English and musical studies from Oberlin College.