tessa koumoundouros

Tessa Koumoundouros is an Editorial Assistant and Journalist at ScienceAlert. She adores all living things, so it’s no surprise she mainly writes about biology, health, and the environment. 

Tessa has contributed behind the scenes at The Conversation and the Climate Council, and her science reporting has been published by Lateral Magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Science with honours, majoring in zoology and genetics, and a Masters in Science Communication. She has also worked as an exotics veterinary nurse, before joining the ScienceAlert editorial team in 2018.

She is an accomplished illustrator and designer, and puts her skills to work when curating incredible images for ScienceAlert's social media, and designing infographics such as our This Week in Science series.

In her spare time, Tessa loves exploring wild places, stalking wildlife with a camera, reading, and drawing.

Twitter: @tesskou

A Horrible Condition Turning Starfish Into Goo Has Finally Been Identified
Tessa Koumoundouros   5 days ago
The Massive Genome of the Lungfish May Explain How We Made The Leap to Land
Tessa Koumoundouros   6 days ago
Scientists May Have Finally Found a Key Mechanism Behind Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Tessa Koumoundouros   10 days ago
Autopsies reveal the terrible damage COVID-19 can inflict on the human brain

This may explain some of the more unexpected symptoms.

Tessa Koumoundouros   19 days ago
6 magical living things that you can see straight through

Wouldn't it be cool to have built-in invisibility?

Tessa Koumoundouros   23 days ago
A newly described Hawaiian flower is the only one of its kind in existence
Tessa Koumoundouros   27 days ago
Some people keep parasitic leeches as pets, and let them drink their blood
Tessa Koumoundouros   29 days ago
These eerie 'living stones' in Romania are fantastical, and totally real
Tessa Koumoundouros   25 DECEMBER 2020