Bess KennedyVice President of Advancement
While Bess has been in the law field for the past decade, working in San Francisco as Litigation and Employment Counsel for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (formerly Bingham McCutchen, LLP), she has been connected to Aspire over the years. She started as a 4th grade teacher at East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS) in 1999 (before it was an Aspire school)! Then in 2001 she helped co-found the Development office at EPACS creating the foundation for a fundraising program at the school. Bess has remained on the EPACS/EPAPA Advisory Board ever since, which she also helped establish. Bess holds a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from New York University School of Law.