Tessa Feeney is a 2023 graduate of the University of Missouri having obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in Public Health degree with minors in Art and Psychology, and a certificate in Multicultural Studies. Tessa joined the Missouri Immunization Coalition in August 2023.
In her previous role as a Certified Peer Educator at the University of Missouri’s Wellness Resource Center, Tessa built skills in health education and promotion, educating her peers about important health topics like alcohol safety, stress management, safer sex practices, nutrition, and holistic well-being. Tessa is excited to continue her career in public health as a Public Health Educator at the Missouri Immunization Coalition educating Missourians about the importance of vaccinations and promoting the essential role vaccinations play in reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and protecting population health.
Tessa’s passion is collaborating on creative solutions to address needs, connect people to resources, reduce health disparities, and, overall, improve community wellness. She looks forward to combining her passion for art and public health in her new role as a Public Health Educator at the Missouri Immunization Coalition by developing creative education and trainings to address social disparities and promote immunization equity.
Tessa has been recognized by the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health for her contributions to campus health and safety. And in April 2023, Tessa achieved recognition as a nationally Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®), defining her commitment to the field of Health Education and Promotion and positioning herself to continue her professional development while upholding the national and international accreditation standards that these credentials attest to.