Tess is a rising 3L at Drake University Law School, where she is enrolled in the Food and Agricultural Law Program. The child of restauranteurs, her interest in food policy was shaped by early mornings at the Des Moines Farmer’s Market, and sharing a love of food from the family stand. Prior to law school, Tess completed her Master’s in Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. During her time at Drake Law, Tess interned for Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, externed for the Iowa Supreme Court, served as President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. As a 3L, she looks forward to serving as food law liaison to the Drake Agricultural and Environmental Law Association, Managing Editor of the Drake Law Review, and Intern for the ACLU of Iowa. In her spare time, Tess enjoys developing vegan baking recipes, working at a jazz club, and exploring Iowa on bike.