Tess is a public health educator and researcher, and a passionate lover of animals. She has been a resident of the Northern suburbs for the past 6 years, and has lived in Victoria for more than 30 years. Tess (PhD Monash) has always been a supporter of animal causes and believes in a world where all animals (including humans) are treated with love, kindness, respect and dignity. She has spent more than 30 years working in aged and community care committed to helping older people and people with disabilities live less restrictive lives, and is a Fellow with the Australian Association of Gerontology. Tess adopted a rescued greyhound, Nick, six years ago and is passionately committed to the end of greyhound racing and all racing that involves animals and has supported greyhound rescue groups for a number of years. Tess wants to ensure animals - those who are unable to speak for themselves - have a voice and this is why she's running as a candidate for the Animal Justice Party.