When Tessa asked me if I would be willing to take her graduation photos, I was excited and instantly said yes. Tessa and I met through Rotaract when we were both students at SDSU. Rotaract is only one of the many organizations this brilliant and inspiring young woman is a part of – on top of being a math major and being able to rattle off details about number theory that would make most people’s head spin, she is an SDSU ambassador, and tutors student athletes.
This actually wasn’t going to be the first time I had the opportunity to take Tessa’s photo. Last year when Tessa was elected to be Rotaract’s Vice President of Service, I took her executive portrait. This time though, we got to take more than just one headshot. While gloomy skies and a rain forecast threatened above us, we raced all over campus in order to capture the perfect portrait.
And perhaps this won’t be the last time I take Tessa’s photo – she’s off to graduate school in the fall. But for now, here we celebrate her undergraduate accomplishments. Congratulations Tessa!!