I met Tessa at the salad bar at Hopkins during my junior year and her sophomore year. She always had the biggest smile on her face and just seemed so nice. So naturally I was thrilled when I saw her and her sister Taylor at RA training the following summer. During my senior year and her junior year, Tessa and I were both RAs in Wolman together. I used to say at Hopkins that the Wiseman girls were the most popular girls on campus because of how nice they both were. If you didn't have a friend, the Wiseman girls would be your friends.
Tessa was a friend to everyone, from the check-out lady at the cafeteria to her Political Science professor. Tessa truly lit up any room she walked into, and after she left the room, the people in the room were a little bit nicer to each other, a little bit more empathetic. I walked away from every encounter with Tessa Wiseman thinking how I could be a little nicer to my fellow humans, how could I make the world a better place. I am so glad I met Tessa in college, and we maintained our friendship post college. It breaks my heart that she is gone from this earth, but I truly believe that Tessa made an incredible impact on humanity in her almost 29 years simply by being kind to others. I hope to do the same one day.