Tessa Reeder joined the Washington Water Trust in 2022 and brings several years of education and experience in water resource management. Most recently, Tessa spent four years working for an environmental consulting firm in Santa Barbara, California where she conducted stormwater compliance monitoring and reporting for municipalities, contractors, and industrial facilities. In 2018, Tessa earned a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For her master’s group project, she and her team worked with NGOs and irrigators in Teton Valley, Idaho to evaluate the feasibility of developing an incidental groundwater recharge program. Tessa also has experience conducting redd surveys, water quality monitoring, and ecological restoration for various public agencies and has spent time volunteering on organic farms in Italy and New Zealand. In her free time, Tessa loves experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen as well as spending as much time as she can outdoors, whether that’s backpacking, biking, skiing, or just taking in the views.