I had the pleasure of working with Tessa for several years when she was working with the Immigration Justice Campaign. She was always an absolute pleasure to work with; always sunny, dedicated to the work, and possessed with a deep sense of justice that was visible to anyone who spent any time working with her. When she left for law school I was so thrilled for her because she was going to give her all to help improve the world even more than she'd already done. I'm so sorry not just for her family and friends who will miss her terrible, but for the loss to the world when someone like her leaves it. She was a special person. Rest in peace, Tessa!