Tessa Sontheimer is the student editorial assistant for the Internet Policy Review Journal (IPR).
She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and previously pursued a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her Master’s thesis focuses on the impacts of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic on the restaurant industry and labor market.
She graduated in 2018 from Penn State University with dual degrees in Community, Environment, and Development and Global and International Studies. Her undergraduate thesis explored the role of metaphors and framing in 2016 US presidential election campaign speeches through rhetorical and linguistic analysis.
Tessa worked as a research assistant for the Center for Economic and Community Development from 2016 until 2020. She received a Fulbright Student Grant to Indonesia, teaching English in Central Java, from July 2019 until March 2020. Tessa has also interned with the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C., a thinktank focused on transatlantic collaboration.
Former Student Assistant: Internet Policy Review