Tessa returns to Blakes as an Articling Student after summering with the firm in 2019. She recently received her J.D. from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. During her studies, Tessa volunteered with the Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) and the Legal Education Outreach (LEO) program. Tessa was also a member of the UBC women’s varsity volleyball team and completed an exchange at the University of Copenhagen. Prior to law school, Tessa earned her B.A. from the University of Toronto, specializing in Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies. During her time at the University of Toronto, she also played for the women’s varsity volleyball team.