Tessa Schneider holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota. During her studies she organised sustainable development projects in Ecuador and Honduras and she later conducted field interviews with displaced persons in Ecuador to determine the long-term impact of humanitarian aid together with the University of South Florida. Furthermore, she became a teacher through the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows programme and taught students with disabilities in Philadelphia before becoming a science teacher and coordinator in Abu Dhabi. She studied public policy at the Hertie School, focusing on policy analysis. During her studies, Tessa analysed surveys from refugees with Social Science Works using R and STATA, co-authored a book chapter with the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration and co-facilitated the Hertie Social Response Group.
Master’s thesis title
Barriers facing recent migrants regarding skill formation in Germany and the United States