Tessa is an Economic Development Specialist and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Department of Extension. She studies community economic growth and development, small business dynamics, and entrepreneurship.
She has been recognized for her research, outreach, and teaching. Her research and commentary have appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, The Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin Public Radio, and PBS. Learn more about her work at the links below: