Tess Rinearson is the VP of Engineering, Tendermint Core. Formerly, she was VP of Engineering at Interstellar, a new company formed by Stellar and Chain, building new tools and products with the Stellar network. She came to Interstellar from Chain, where she started as a systems engineer in early 2015. She’s worked on storage and protocol problems for permissioned blockchains, and has written a popular bitcoin explainer using emoji. Before Chain, she was a full stack engineer at Medium.