Born and raised in Southeastern PA, Tess has lived in the Lehigh Valley almost ten years. With a B.A. in History and Certificate in Paralegal Studies, she spent several years as a veterinary technician, as a Bankruptcy Paralegal, and managed vendor and commercial accounts for a wildlife removal business before finding her home in Higher Education at Lehigh University. Outside of work, Tess enjoys spending time with her husband and step-daughters. Her family is completed by a rat, two cats, two German Shepherds, and a Chihuahua.