Tessa Rough - Women's History
I graduated, and I couldn’t think of anything worse than sitting behind a desk all day. I just really wanted to be outside. And to find purpose in my work. I felt like I could really find purpose in conservation efforts.” -- Tessa Rough Five years ago, Tessa wed her career with her passion for the outdoors and ventured into the world of conservation. Today, she's a park ranger at Bonneville Lock & Dam. We couldn't be more proud of all of the incredible women who keep our organization running strong every day. And we couldn't think of anyone who pumps us up more than Tessa. From summitting mountains to running ultramarathons to leading the ropes rescue team at Bonneville, Tessa embodies confidence and excellence in all that she does. “I think finding confidence in general as a woman is really hard. But it’s a lot easier when you have so much support around you of other strong, independent females that are going to be there for you no matter what, and will show up for you no matter what—even if you fall flat on your face.” Thanks to Tessa and to women everywhere. You motivate us. You inspire us. You make our world the best that it can be every day.