Tessa Somberg

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New York, New York
University Of Colorado Boulder
New York University
Women's Issues, Cultural Trends, Sustainable Beauty
  • Tessa's thesis on commercial surrogacy was published by The Cut, and featured as one of Longreads Top 5 Longreads of the Week following publication.
  • Passionate about topics such as women's autonomy and abortion rights, Tessa is committed to bringing diverse voices and critical information to her reporting.
  • She is a fan of sustainable makeup and skincare, and seeks products that reflect an eco-friendly ethos.


In addition to her work on The List, Tessa is a writer for Women.com, covering women's issues. She is committed to the highest journalistic ethics in all facets of research, reporting, and interviewing. Somberg has an interdisciplinary background in writing, formally trained in genres including poetry and nonfiction, that she draws from in her work. She also has extensive training in narrative long-form reporting, and expertise in interviewing subjects surrounding sensitive topics.


Tessa has a bachelor's degree in both journalism and creative writing from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master of Fine Arts in Literary Reportage from New York University.
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