Tess Domb Sadof


Tess graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History and Race & Ethnicity Studies. At Columbia, Tess was a core organizer with Columbia Prison Divest, a student campaign that successfully pushed the university to divest its endowment from the private prison industry. While in college, Tess also conducted research on policing and gentrification at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Before joining The Bronx Defenders, Tess interned as an investigative assistant at Brooklyn Defender Services. Prior to her work in public defense, Tess interned at the Vera Institute’s Family Justice Program through the Guggenheim Fellowship in Criminal Justice, where she supported the administration of the NYCHA Family Reentry Pilot, a program that connects formerly incarcerated individuals to NYCHA public housing. Tess also worked for Gale Brewer as a legislative aide in her City Council Office and as a policy intern in her Manhattan Borough President Office.