Tess Van Schepen is the executive coordinator at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Van Schepen served as the director of operations on the Tim Walz for Governor campaign in Minnesota; she also coordinated statewide strategic scheduling and managed relationships with campaign stakeholders. Previously, Van Schepen worked in the office of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) as his deputy state scheduler and operations coordinator. She graduated from Macalester College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies.