Tessa Dethlefs



Tessa graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota with a B.A. in Honors Biology and minors in Statistics and Music.


After graduating and prior to starting at Fusion, Tessa worked as a Research Assistant at Chicago Botanic Garden studying trait variation in perennial prairie species. She also has many years of experience tutoring at the undergraduate, high school, and middle school levels.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Endlessly astonished by plant diversity
  • Loves true crime podcasts & documentaries
  • Has played the saxophone for 10 years