Tess Udall is a sixth generation Coloradan who was born and raised in the foothills of Boulder. Tess is currently a law student at the University of Colorado, where she is specializing in environmental law with an emphasis on Native communities and civil rights. While at Colorado Law, she has interned with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, served as a student clerk for Chief Justice Brian Boatright of the Colorado Supreme Court, and as a student attorney in the Getches-Green Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Clinic.
Prior to law school, Tess served as Chief of Staff to Chasten Buttigieg on the Pete for America campaign during the 2020 election. Previously, she was Chief of Staff to the COO of the Retail and Rental Division at Vail Resorts, the largest mountain resort company in the world. Tess also worked on strategic partnerships and client relations at Guild Education, a Denver education startup redefining the future of work.
Before returning to Colorado, Tess served in the Obama White House in various roles in the Chief of Staff’s office, on the Scheduling and Advance team, and for First Lady Michelle Obama. Tess spent most of the last decade between Washington, D.C., and Colorado, working at communications firms, international development and nonprofit organizations, and on political campaigns. Tess graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) with a degree in Foreign Affairs and Sociology, and played Division 1 Volleyball for the Cavaliers at UVA.