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Tessa Bowen

Administrative Assistant 3
Library and CoHort Programs

Phone: (206) 592-4156

Office: 25-410

Mailstop: 25-4

Email: tbowen@highline.edu


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!