Tessa joins the Center of American Indian Health after working with international programs in global health. Tessa completed her Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida, with concentrations in Global Health and Epidemiology. She brings an expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation after working in the Health Emergencies Program for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Prior to moving to Arizona, Tessa was living in Tampa, Florida working for the County Health Department within the Public Health Preparedness Program as a Planner in the Covid-19 response, serving as the Chief Logistics Officer. Her work has focused on improving health outcomes of indigenous and marginalized populations adversely affected by biological, environmental, and social disparities.Tessa currently supports several projects in the Covid-19 response, including the Safe Schools and PROTECT projects with the Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Tribes.