Tessa Venell

Tessa VenellResearch Administrator


Brandeis University, BA


Tessa Venell is a research administrator in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. She is responsible for developing and managing content for the research website, and supporting the research enterprise at Brandeis. Prior to Brandeis, Tessa worked as a grant writer at the Ivy Street School, a high school for students with brain injuries and other neurological challenges. Tessa also worked at Harvard University’s Kennedy School in the Ash Center, and in public media at PBS International, where she supported the licensing of PBS films to international broadcasters. As an undergraduate at Brandeis, her work focused on the emerging Chinese environmental movement. In 2008, she produced an environmental film in Beijing, “The Green Reason.” Tessa is writing a book about her recovery from a brain injury she sustained after a severe car accident left her in a coma. She holds a BA from Brandeis University in international and global studies with a focus on the global environment.