Hello, my name is Tessa. I am a senior archaeology student here at UW, having transferred from Peninsula College in Port Angeles in the fall of 2015. I grew up in Oceanside, CA and joined the United States Coast Guard right out of high school. My adventures in the Coast Guard took me all over Alaska, from the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean, to Hawaii and New York City. After completing my time in the Coast Guard as an Operations Specialist I moved to Port Angeles, WA to begin my studies and decided that my next great adventure would be archaeology!
Some of my hobbies include reading, traveling and going on hikes with my rescue dog Patch. I have not settled on a specific area of study in archaeology (I know, I should probably get on that), but I have always been politically active and am interested in the effects of colonialism on marginalized peoples.