Tess is an Australian citizen who grew up in rural Victoria, before moving to Adelaide, South Australia, 16 years ago. She graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary) and a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in English and Spanish, and a minor in History. She is currently working towards her Masters of Education through Flinders University. Tess has taught the Senior SACE English Curriculum in the South Australian public education system for five and a half years, starting at Edward John Eyre High School in June 2011 and moving to Adelaide High School in January 2012. In her free time, she enjoys reading in both English and Spanish, visiting the beach, hiking and visiting national parks, watching films, and eating good food. Tess also has a passion for languages and travel throughout Asia and Europe.