New SMC team member – Tessa Evans

Tessa Evans this week joins the Science Media Centre team from Australia, where she has been presenting forensic science workshops in high schools around Australia from Cairns to Perth.

Our new media coordinator will help take key services like and SMC Picks to the next level.

A Kiwi by birth, Tessa did her undergraduate science degree majoring in chemistry at Victoria University, before moving to Australia to complete her MSc in chemistry at the University of Melbourne.

While her research focused on the wettability of coal dust, Tessa has also done some work for an aquatic ecology group looking at blue carbon ecosystems. Along the way, Tessa has also delved into science media, interning at Australian website The Conversation and serving as an editor on the online science magazine Lateral.

Tessa joins the team with primary responsibility for the New Zealand-related content on portal, which weekly features embargoed research papers and releases, as well as the SMC Picks, our twice-weekly mail-out to journalists.

In her spare time, she goes hiking, and enjoys doing West African dance. The SMC welcomes Tessa to the team.