Tess joined the organization in 2015. Prior to joining Voices for Utah Children, she worked with the legislative policy team at Breathe Utah, where she spent the 2015 General Session advocating for clean air. She earned her BA in German Language & Literature from Willamette University in Oregon, and her JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law, gaining valuable clinical experience through her work with the Immigrant Rights Project legal clinic. Prior to law school, she taught English as a Second Language in Utah, Texas, and Honduras. As a former teacher and a native Utahn, she looks forward to continued opportunities to help improve quality of life for children across the state.