Tessa is a native Austinite and changed careers into nutrition after nearly a decade in software engineering. She completed her undergrad at Texas State University in San Marcos, and then completed her master’s degree and dietetic internship at Texas Tech University. Tessa is passionate about food security in central Texas, serving as a regular volunteer and advocate for marginalized communities. Her role at OdomRD utilizes many talents, including medical nutrition therapy, menu and nutrient analysis, graphic design, and educational material development. Tessa is fulfilling her passions in this role by helping individuals and larger groups live their best nourished lives.