Tessa is currently completing a PhD on Romanian identity during World War One. She is funded by the Sheffield Hallam University where she has taught undergraduates 19th century European and British history and given lectures on history in the public sphere.

Tessa got a distinction in her History MA (also at Sheffield Hallam) on the influence of Queen Marie of Romania on her country’s foreign policy during WW1. Her first degree was from Oxford University (St Hilda’s) where she studied Modern History.