Tessa is the Foster Coordinator at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. She was first introduced to the WDC through the Drexel University co-op program where she completed her undergraduate studies. She completed two co-ops at the WDC and was then hired as a part-time trainer. Tessa later accepted the Foster Coordinator position so she could attend graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been training alongside WDC Law Enforcement Coordinator Robert Dougherty and WDC Training Director Annemarie DeAngelo for several years is well-versed in odor detection in working dogs. She is pursuing a career in Law Enforcement and has helped train several of the WDC Graduate Police K9s (single and dual purpose).