Tess Benoit is the Lead for Products and Partnerships with the History Co:Lab. In this role, she focuses on community engagement, collaborative partnerships, and establishing and scaling ecosystems for connected learning in support of a more vibrant democracy. Tess has launched and scaled civic art education programs in hubs across the country, published learning tools, and fostered vibrant communities of practice. She is continuously inspired by how learning from the past develops the most essential dispositions we need to navigate the complexities of the future. Tess co-leads Remake Learning's Civic Learning Ecosystem working group. In 2017, Tess wrote her Master’s thesis on historical artworks’ impact on modern diplomacy, examining how it bridges political divides and invites conversation to facilitate productive and collaborative relationships. She went on to serve as the Senior Advisor for Education with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms where she specialized in cultural exchange and relationship-building across sectors and disciplines; maintaining an extensive network of cultural sites and educational agencies. She holds a specialization in bridging art with civic spaces and optimizing the skills of diplomacy. She is an active member of national networks such as the Educating for American Democracy Community-Learning Partners Taskforce.