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

Bats can survive carrying deadly viruses, and we're starting to figure out how
Tessa Koumoundouros   10 days ago
This bizarre river of black sludge in Arizona is totally real

It looks like a cartoon villain, but it's much more dangerous.

Tessa Koumoundouros   13 days ago
Palaeontologists Have Unearthed a Distinctive Hook-Clawed Dinosaur in Montana
Tessa Koumoundouros   20 days ago
Infamous 'bystander effect' isn't unique to humans - new study shows rats do it, too
Tessa Koumoundouros   22 days ago
Scientists detect Earth's atmosphere 'ringing' like a bell
Tessa Koumoundouros   25 days ago
Hundreds of Elephants Have Died in Botswana, And We Don't Know Why
Tessa Koumoundouros   2 JULY 2020
People who can't see things in their mind could have memory trouble too, study finds
Tessa Koumoundouros   27 JUNE 2020
New DNA analysis reveals ancient Scythian warrior was a 13-year-old girl
Tessa Koumoundouros   24 JUNE 2020