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 honors, 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

Fearsome dinosaurs like T. rex likely waggled their tails while running

Okay, that's a bit of a different mental picture...

Tessa Koumoundouros   4 days ago
School kids in New Zealand discovered a giant penguin fossil with long legs
Tessa Koumoundouros   10 days ago
People's Heartbeats Synchronize When They're Captivated by The Same Story

Two hearts beat as one, even when you're miles apart.

Tessa Koumoundouros   11 days ago
These Ridiculous marsupials Start to Crawl Before They Even Grow a Single Bone
Tessa Koumoundouros   16 days ago
Ambitious plan to protect 80% of the Amazon could save it for future generations
Marlowe Hood, AFP   21 days ago
We can make powerful nature-inspired 'pesticides' without poison, scientists say
Tessa Koumoundouros   30 days ago
Australia's invasive cane toads are turning into increasingly ruthless cannibals
Tessa Koumoundouros   27 AUGUST 2021
Police raid in Brazil saves the most detailed pterosaur fossil discovered to date
Tessa Koumoundouros   26 AUGUST 2021
It just rained on Greenland's summit for the first time in recorded history
Tessa Koumoundouros   20 AUGUST 2021