Tessa is an undergraduate student in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State majoring in Community, Environment, and Development with a minor in Anthropology. She is a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy and Project Director for "Open the Box". In the HEnDy lab, Tessa is helping to develop a range of tools to investigate human dimensions of ecosystems, including work on GIS analyses of historic aerial photographs across landscapes in Australia's Western Desert.