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Tessa Bowen

Administrative Assistant 3
Library and CoHort Programs

Phone: (206) 592-4156

Office: 25-410

Mailstop: 25-4


Hi! I'm Tessa! I'm super excited for this opportunity to help out here in the library with all the behind the scenes stuff as well as help out the cohorts! I was born in Louisiana, but my family all came from Washington. We moved here when I was very young, so I kind of feel like I've been a "local" my whole life. I spent the first part of my childhood in Sedro-Woolley, while my dad attended Skagit Valley Community College and then Western Washington University. We then moved down to White Center/Burien, and then eventually moved here to Des Moines where I finished Elementary School and attended Middle and High School, graduating Mount Rainier in 2002. I went to Green River for my AA-T degree, and then transferred to Central Washington University where I graduated in 2011 with my Bachelor of Arts degree, with a Major in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in Theatre Arts. I spent a few years teaching after graduating, and then moved into Office Administration. I took some as a stay at home mom, and tinkered around doing some contract work with Marketing and Event Coordinating. I have found, oddly enough, I really like Office Administration and Marketing type work. If
I could go back to school I would probably pursue a degree or certificate in Administrative/Office Management (with some data analysis emphasis) and/or Online/Digital Marketing (with some social media management emphasis). I have 2 kids, 3 life partners, 3 cats, 3 dogs, 1 snake, 2 ducks, and 2 axolotls. We have a very full house! You might see them around from time to time when they come by and say hi. Hmm...what else can I say... I'm a huge nerd. I can converse on just about any nerd topic - anime, Marvel/DC, sci-fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney (especially Disney). I often take a hook and yarn, and magically create things. I love everything to do with mermaids, faeries, dragons, and unicorns. I run off coffee, sunshine, and sarcasm. I also have a huge sweet tooth. I love animals of all kinds. My favorite colour is pink. I was born with a love for books, though now a-days I read way less than I should...but Audible is changing that! Anyways - feel free to stop by anytime - even if the door is closed! I'd love to say hi!

Department: Library and CoHort Programs