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Tess Mason-Elder

Deputy Director of Government Relations

Corporation for National and Community Service


Tess Mason-Elder is the Deputy Director in the Office of Government Relations at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Prior to joining CNCS, Tess served as a senior policy analyst at Civic Enterprises, a social enterprise firm, where she worked on national service, civic engagement, and education policy. She previously served as Assistant Deputy Secretary of State for Voter Education and Outreach Services in California. She also served as an Executive Fellow and legislative affairs associate at CaliforniaVolunteers, the governor-appointed state service commission. Tess holds an M.A. in Public Administration from American University and a B.A. in Government and Religious Studies from Claremont McKenna College.

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