As an Associate, Tessa supports the development and management of the Foundation’s growing Criminal Justice portfolio.

Tessa holds a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours), and a Master of Laws, specialising in Criminal Justice and Criminology, from the University of NSW. As part of her Master’s studies, Tessa interned with the Women’s Justice Network, and continues to volunteer with them.

Outside of work, one of Tessa’s passions is theatrical performance. She was awarded a Grade 8 qualification in Classical Voice from the Australian Music Examinations Board and was a soloist for Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Sydney. She loves to get involved in shows whenever possible.

In her spare time, Tessa enjoys cooking and reading classic detective fiction.