B.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Tressie started her career in education as a Teach For America Corps Member in Chicago where she taught high school math for 3 years at Benito Juarez Community Academy. She then helped to open Pritzker College Prep, a Noble Street Charter School, as a Founding Math Teacher. Recently, Tressie joined the founding staff at UIC College Prep, another Noble Street Charter High School, as an Assistant Principal.