Most recently, she worked on the traffic light system on Uber ATG's self-driving car. Prior to Uber, she was on the robotics team at the University of Florida's Machine Intelligence Lab. During this time, she traveled around the country to complete in robotics competitions and build perception algorithms for a robotic submarine called SubjuGator and a robotic boat called NaviGator (yes, all of the robot's names made references to her school mascot, the Florida Gator!).
Tess is originally from Orlando, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys running, group fitness classes, performing improv comedy, watching any kind of comedy, reading, and writing.