Tessa graduated with her Master’s in Education with a focus in Foundations in Behavior Analysis from University of Cincinnati in 2018 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences in 2014 from Ohio University (Go Bobcats!). She started Ohio University’s Autism Speaks U chapter during her time on campus. Tessa began working with children in high school, through the Teacher Academy program and once in college, realized she wanted to focus on Autism, specifically in ABA. In her free time, Tessa enjoys playing recreational sports, as well as competitive softball, and spending time with friends and family.