Ms Tessa Jolls

President and CEO, Center for Media Literacy

United States of America

Tessa Jolls is President and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy, a position she has held since 1999. She also founded the Consortium for Media Literacy, a nonprofit which provides research and a monthly newsletter publication. During her tenure at CML, Jolls' primary focus is working in partnership to demonstrate how media literacy works through school and community-based implementation programs. She actively contributes to the development of the media literacy field internationally through her speaking, writing and consulting, with curriculum development and research projects, and through publishing and disseminating new curricular and training materials.

Ms. Jolls was honored with the International Media Literacy Award by Gateway Media Literacy Partners. She was  also recognized with the Jesse McCanse Award for Individual Contribution to Media Literacy by the National Telemedia Council.