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Tesmerelna Atsbeha

Tesmerelna Atsbeha is a senior program officer on the Women’s Rights team at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. Her grantmaking focus is reproductive rights in Latin America and the global prevention of violence against women. She currently supports the creation of the Shared Advocacy Agenda Accelerator. Tesmerelna is also a member of Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights, the Human Rights Funders Network, the Global Philanthropy Project, and serves on the board of the Funders for Reproductive Equity. She is also part of the Global Women’s Institute leadership council. Tesmerelna previously worked at UNWomen in the policy division and at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health as part of the International AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP). Prior to that, she was part of sexual and reproductive health research and implementation projects with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Global Fund, and several academic institutions. She holds a BA in international relations from Brown University, a MSc in public health for developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an MA in organizational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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