Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute

Tess Gordon

Student Research Assistant

Tess is a senior at Santa Clara University pursuing a double major in Marketing and Spanish. She works as a Student Research Assistant for the Food & Agribusiness Institute conducting research for the "Real Cost of a Healthy Meal" study in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Tess grew up in Colorado and also had the opportunity to study abroad in Seville, Spain during the fall of her junior year. 


Tess’ interest in the Food & Agribusiness Institute was sparked by a farm fieldtrip during her sophomore year at Santa Clara. She then signed up for the Food, Hunger, Poverty, and the Environment Pathway through FAI and attended events hosted by the Institute throughout the year.  During the summer of 2012, Tess travelled to Ghana on an unforgettable immersion trip with the Food & Agribusiness Institute which inspired her to combat the hunger issues and food disparities that exist today. Tess is honored to be a part of the exciting and impactful research executed at FAI.

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