Tess graduated from the UW-Madison with a degree in International Studies and East Asian Studies. She has worked in a variety of fields, from tech start-ups, to being a barista, a librarian, to working as an international program coordinator. Tess believes in the necessity of exploring the world and has traveled all over Europe. Tess loves working with her hands, be it gardening or sewing. She craves adventure, loves traveling and adores spending time with her dog and with her friends.