Tess was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She came to CIP 3 years ago as a student hoping to gain more skills and become more independent. In the spring of 2016, Tess graduated from the program and joined the CIP staff as an alumni mentor. In her current role she enjoys supporting our first year students as they transition into the program. She loves to engage in social events and ensures that our new students have a positive role model.
Tess is currently enrolled at Long Beach City College pursuing her Associate’s degree in English. In her spare time, Tess enjoys dancing, yoga, theater, and hanging out with friends.
CIP Long Beach
4510 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804