Biography of Tess Ranahan
Tess Ranahan is a paralegal at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and a special assistant to Matt Coles, head of the Center for Equality at the ACLU Foundation. She graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Rhetoric. While at UC Berkeley, she wrote an honors thesis on the rhetorical dimension of political debate surrounding a student government bill concerning university divestment for political reasons. She also completed a summer internship with the ACLU of Northern California, where she worked on the campaign to end the death penalty in California. In addition to her interest in civil liberties and social justice work, she enjoys traveling, reading, painting, and teaching yoga.
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