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Thea Gessler - Homeward Bound Projects

Thea Gessler

Graduate Student at Iowa State University

Living in Iowa, United States

Thea is a scientist with a deep love for the humanities. Born and raised near the boreal wilderness of north-eastern Minnesota in the United States, she grew up around artists and polar explorers. She credits this experience with helping to foster her love of the outdoors (especially winter) and engaging with creative, unconventional ideas.

Following her undergraduate studies in biology and religion at Concordia College, she decided to pursue a PhD with the long-term goal of pursuing a teaching career at a liberal arts college. Thea is currently working on her PhD in genetics and genomics at Iowa State University, where she studies sex determination in turtles, focusing on the interplay of the environment and genetics over evolutionary time. During graduate school, she became involved with science communication initiatives in order to exercise her desire to generate and develop interdisciplinary ideas. She is thrilled to begin learning and growing in leadership with her fellow members of Team HB7. Gardening and cross-country skiing are some of her favourite ways to play in her free time.

Megan McGrice

Megan McGrice

AIMEE BLISS

AIMEE BLISS

ADRIANA HUMANES

ADRIANA HUMANES

Erinne Stirling

Erinne Stirling

JORDAN FINDLEY

JORDAN FINDLEY

Emma Church

Emma Church

MARY JO FORD

MARY JO FORD

Kirsty Robinson

Kirsty Robinson

SARAH CHARNAUD

SARAH CHARNAUD

NATALIE BAREFOOT

NATALIE BAREFOOT

ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

NATALIE MEIKLEJOHN

NATALIE MEIKLEJOHN

María Jesús Rapanague

María Jesús Rapanague

AMANDA LEWIS

AMANDA LEWIS

Katie Serjeantson

Katie Serjeantson

CÉLINE HANZEN

CÉLINE HANZEN

Alexandra Deprez

Alexandra Deprez

Shannon Kenrick-Rochon

Shannon Kenrick-Rochon

Catherine Wheller

Catherine Wheller

GABRIELA SARDINHA

GABRIELA SARDINHA

PHOEBE BARNARD

PHOEBE BARNARD

Eveline Staub

Eveline Staub

ARPITA KULKARNI

ARPITA KULKARNI

Erin Eastwood

Erin Eastwood

Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond

SUZIE LAVOIE

SUZIE LAVOIE

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

ELISA HARVEY

ELISA HARVEY

RAEANNE MILLER

RAEANNE MILLER

Louise Carroll

Louise Carroll

CASSANDRA BERRY

CASSANDRA BERRY

NICOLE WRIGHT

NICOLE WRIGHT

Lara Bereza-Malcolm

Lara Bereza-Malcolm

Mariana Blanco Bolaños

Mariana Blanco Bolaños

ANNE CHRISTIANSON

ANNE CHRISTIANSON

JILL LYNN

JILL LYNN

Emma Pidduck

Emma Pidduck

DIANA PAZMINO

DIANA PAZMINO

TERRI JUMP

TERRI JUMP

TAL LUZZATTO KNAAN

TAL LUZZATTO KNAAN

ALICIA COLLINS

ALICIA COLLINS

PRIYA GANDHI

PRIYA GANDHI

CATHERINE SARAH YOUNG

CATHERINE SARAH YOUNG

SAMANTHA REYNOLDS

SAMANTHA REYNOLDS

AMY EDWARDS

AMY EDWARDS

GEORGIA WARD-FEAR

GEORGIA WARD-FEAR

Ros Green

Ros Green

MONICA GREEN

MONICA GREEN

Jacqueline Lawrence-Sansbury

Jacqueline Lawrence-Sansbury

KIMBERLY VINETTE HERRIN

KIMBERLY VINETTE HERRIN

ALLISON GREANEY

ALLISON GREANEY

Julianna Gwiszcz

Julianna Gwiszcz

Anya Jones

Anya Jones

SUE MAUGER

SUE MAUGER

MARIE CLARK

MARIE CLARK

MELINDA FITZGERALD

MELINDA FITZGERALD

AMIE FIGUEIREDO

AMIE FIGUEIREDO

Kristy Winter

Kristy Winter

Angeliki Diane Rigos

Angeliki Diane Rigos

NANCY AUERBACH

NANCY AUERBACH

Stephanie Baldwin Spincer

Stephanie Baldwin Spincer

SAMANTHA ELIE

SAMANTHA ELIE

HILARY MCMANUS

HILARY MCMANUS

KRISTEN HOWARD

KRISTEN HOWARD

SANDRA JUDITH VELARDE PAJARES

SANDRA JUDITH VELARDE PAJARES

STEPH GARDNER

STEPH GARDNER

JOANA PICOTO CORREIA

JOANA PICOTO CORREIA

SANDRA KERBLER

SANDRA KERBLER

JUSTINE SMITH

JUSTINE SMITH

FERN HAMES

FERN HAMES

Carla Conejo González

Carla Conejo González

KRISTIN RAJA

KRISTIN RAJA

KARIN VERSPOOR

KARIN VERSPOOR

SARA RITZIE

SARA RITZIE

Theresa Löber

Theresa Löber

STEPHANIE DOLRENRY

STEPHANIE DOLRENRY

Rachel Cameron

Rachel Cameron

MIA UREM

MIA UREM

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown

Annabel Dominguez

Annabel Dominguez

VALERI VASQUEZ

VALERI VASQUEZ

Gosia Korbas

Gosia Korbas

Tali Mass

Tali Mass

SARAH MCKAY

SARAH MCKAY

Gretel Major

Gretel Major

ELLEN ANDERSON

ELLEN ANDERSON

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

SIGRID MAEBE

SIGRID MAEBE

Fiona Melvin

Fiona Melvin

CATHERINE SORBARA

CATHERINE SORBARA

PATRICIA DUNNE

PATRICIA DUNNE

HAFDIS HANNA AEGISDOTTIR

HAFDIS HANNA AEGISDOTTIR

MARIA DIGIANO

MARIA DIGIANO

MARISSA GIUSTINA

MARISSA GIUSTINA

Virginia Corrigan

Virginia Corrigan

CHARLOTTE CONN

CHARLOTTE CONN

Stella Paffenholz

Stella Paffenholz

JOANNA SUMNER

JOANNA SUMNER

MARJI PUOTINEN

MARJI PUOTINEN

Shuling Huang

Shuling Huang

Jane Usher

Jane Usher

INGRID ALBION

INGRID ALBION

Marina Campos

Marina Campos

TIFFANY VORA

TIFFANY VORA

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

AMELIA TANDY

AMELIA TANDY

NANCY GLENN

NANCY GLENN

RASHMI VENKATRAMAN

RASHMI VENKATRAMAN

SIOBHAN HEATWOLE

SIOBHAN HEATWOLE

BETH STRAIN

BETH STRAIN

Kaylee Prince

Kaylee Prince

GUDRUN DE BOECK

GUDRUN DE BOECK

LISA ELENZ

LISA ELENZ

MELISSA SNAPE

MELISSA SNAPE

Kirsten Colston

Kirsten Colston

ANDREA PARISI

ANDREA PARISI

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

ALEXANDRA DUBINI

ALEXANDRA DUBINI

HANA STAROBOVA

HANA STAROBOVA

Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

RACHEL VILLANI

RACHEL VILLANI

Johanna Johnson

Johanna Johnson

Linnea Spears-Lebrun

Linnea Spears-Lebrun

ALBA AGUION

ALBA AGUION

AMANDA SINCLAIR

AMANDA SINCLAIR

KIM-ANH LÊ CAO

KIM-ANH LÊ CAO

EVGUENIA ALECHINE

EVGUENIA ALECHINE

MARY MCMILLAN

MARY MCMILLAN

Catherine Nielsen

Catherine Nielsen

Judith Schinabeck

Judith Schinabeck

Jennifer Verduin

Jennifer Verduin

CHRISTINA EBERHARDT

CHRISTINA EBERHARDT

KERRY NICKOLS

KERRY NICKOLS

PAOLA MAGNI

PAOLA MAGNI

CHRISTELLE AUGUSTE

CHRISTELLE AUGUSTE

Caitlin Cherryh

Caitlin Cherryh

MARISSA PARROTT

MARISSA PARROTT

NINA MCLEAN

NINA MCLEAN

AMELIA LETVIN

AMELIA LETVIN

MING YIN

MING YIN

HELLE BERNSTORF HYDESKOV

HELLE BERNSTORF HYDESKOV

PHILISTA MALAKI

PHILISTA MALAKI

SHELLEY BALL

SHELLEY BALL

NOA BRUHIS

NOA BRUHIS

JENNIFER COPELAND

JENNIFER COPELAND

JANA SCHNIETE

JANA SCHNIETE

Jess Onie

Jess Onie

JAMIE WOMBLE

JAMIE WOMBLE

PALOMA CORVALAN

PALOMA CORVALAN

CARLY QUISENBERRY

CARLY QUISENBERRY

Misty Dawn Thorose

Misty Dawn Thorose

ARTHEE JAHANGIR

ARTHEE JAHANGIR

Katri Harmoinen

Katri Harmoinen

CATHY MOIR

CATHY MOIR

Imogen Fraser

Imogen Fraser

MELISSA WHITE

MELISSA WHITE

KATHERINE DUNCAN

KATHERINE DUNCAN

NATALIA MELCER

NATALIA MELCER

GAIA DELL’ARICCIA

GAIA DELL’ARICCIA

PRISCILLA WEHI

PRISCILLA WEHI

COLLEEN BEGG

COLLEEN BEGG

MADELINE MITCHELL

MADELINE MITCHELL

CLAUDIA KIELKOPF

CLAUDIA KIELKOPF

MARIA MOLINA

MARIA MOLINA

HELEN WADE

HELEN WADE

KRISTIN MITCHELL

KRISTIN MITCHELL

KRISSA SKOGEN

KRISSA SKOGEN

CINDY SHELLITO

CINDY SHELLITO

Izzy Gavel

Izzy Gavel

Tine Schliewert

Tine Schliewert

Natasha Cherednichenko

Natasha Cherednichenko

HAILEE ELIDA HETTRICK

HAILEE ELIDA HETTRICK

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Caroline Corrigan

Caroline Corrigan

Sonia Castañeda Rial

Sonia Castañeda Rial

ANNA COLUCCI

ANNA COLUCCI

SAMIA ELFEKIH

SAMIA ELFEKIH

HANNAH LAEVERENZ SCHLOGELHOFER

HANNAH LAEVERENZ SCHLOGELHOFER

Saffron Bryant

Saffron Bryant

NILAM PATEL

NILAM PATEL

SHANNON ESSWEIN

SHANNON ESSWEIN

LESLEY SEFCIK

LESLEY SEFCIK

BRITTA DENISE HARDESTY

BRITTA DENISE HARDESTY

DANIELA LAINEZ DEL POZO

DANIELA LAINEZ DEL POZO

KIRSTEN MÜLLER

KIRSTEN MÜLLER

MONICA HOYT

MONICA HOYT

CATHERINE BARRY

CATHERINE BARRY

AMANDA HENSLEY

AMANDA HENSLEY

CHARLOTTE FRANCESIAZ

CHARLOTTE FRANCESIAZ

TONI MIZEREK

TONI MIZEREK

LIA HEMERIK

LIA HEMERIK

Zaida Ortega Diago

Zaida Ortega Diago

KATIE PIAZZA

KATIE PIAZZA

LAUREN DUBOIS

LAUREN DUBOIS

Emily Kerr

Emily Kerr

Marina Alexander

Marina Alexander

HARRIET BARTLETT

HARRIET BARTLETT

Florence Cotel

Florence Cotel

BETTY TRUMMEL

BETTY TRUMMEL

Holly Godden

Holly Godden

FERN WICKSON

FERN WICKSON

DAISY HESSENBERGER

DAISY HESSENBERGER

DEBORAH MUELLER

DEBORAH MUELLER

KRISTANNE ANDERSEN

KRISTANNE ANDERSEN

KAREN ALEXANDER

KAREN ALEXANDER

ZHIYAO LU

ZHIYAO LU

JUDIT JIMENEZ SAINZ

JUDIT JIMENEZ SAINZ

PURVI GUPTA

PURVI GUPTA

KIRI BEILBY

KIRI BEILBY

Sue Mills

Sue Mills

IDA KUBISZEWSKI

IDA KUBISZEWSKI

JENN LODER

JENN LODER

EMMA KENNEDY

EMMA KENNEDY

TIFFINI JONES

TIFFINI JONES

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

Anindita Samsu

Anindita Samsu

Yohanna Aurisch

Yohanna Aurisch

COLLEEN FITZPATRICK

COLLEEN FITZPATRICK

Kathryn Whittey

Kathryn Whittey

Alessia Sgobba

Alessia Sgobba

Alison Peel

Alison Peel

SUSAN NATALI

SUSAN NATALI

JEANETTE STARPINE

JEANETTE STARPINE

Emily Cross

Emily Cross

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

Becky Schnekser

Becky Schnekser

TAMANTHA STUTCHBURY

TAMANTHA STUTCHBURY

Céline Valéry

Céline Valéry

MARGARET BARBOUR

MARGARET BARBOUR

JUSTINE VIRGINIA MURRAY

JUSTINE VIRGINIA MURRAY

JODI SALMOND

JODI SALMOND

DEBORAH PARDO

DEBORAH PARDO

Alice Clark

Alice Clark

Alison Thieme

Alison Thieme

Linda Keyes

Linda Keyes

OLIVIA MENDIVIL RAMOS

OLIVIA MENDIVIL RAMOS

LAURA WELLS

LAURA WELLS

Noa Sher

Noa Sher

LEE CONSTABLE

LEE CONSTABLE

NIA FERNANDEZ

NIA FERNANDEZ

Abbie Norrish

Abbie Norrish

STACEY NOEL

STACEY NOEL

CAROLYN HOGG

CAROLYN HOGG

ASHTON GAINSFORD

ASHTON GAINSFORD

NINA TIRNITZ-PARKER

NINA TIRNITZ-PARKER

SHANNON BABB

SHANNON BABB

MELISSA CRISTINA MÁRQUEZ

MELISSA CRISTINA MÁRQUEZ

ANDREA FIDGETT

ANDREA FIDGETT

Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

NATASHA WRIGHT

NATASHA WRIGHT

EMELINE PETTEX

EMELINE PETTEX

Julie Labau

Julie Labau

LILY BROWN

LILY BROWN

ROBYN HALL

ROBYN HALL

Sally Gordon

Sally Gordon

ANJANI GANASE

ANJANI GANASE

Gillian McCloskey

Gillian McCloskey

Jara Martinez Sanchez

Jara Martinez Sanchez

LAURIE LAPAT-POLASKO

LAURIE LAPAT-POLASKO

Fran Cooke-Willis

Fran Cooke-Willis

NATALIE MILLÁN AGUIÑAGA

NATALIE MILLÁN AGUIÑAGA

ARIA AHMED-COX

ARIA AHMED-COX

KRISTINA BALTUTIS

KRISTINA BALTUTIS

KATJA OVCHINNIKOVA

KATJA OVCHINNIKOVA

ALEX JENKIN

ALEX JENKIN

MICHELE FINN

MICHELE FINN

JESSICA BRAINARD

JESSICA BRAINARD

Sam Newstead

Sam Newstead

Nicola Waldron

Nicola Waldron

Thea Gessler

Thea Gessler

GHISLAINE PLATELL

GHISLAINE PLATELL

NICHOLA CLARK

NICHOLA CLARK

ALICIA PEREZ-PORRO

ALICIA PEREZ-PORRO

Sue Bestow

Sue Bestow

KATIE MAHON

KATIE MAHON

SHARNA JAMADAR

SHARNA JAMADAR

SAMANTHA NIXON

SAMANTHA NIXON

REBECCA WADDINGTON

REBECCA WADDINGTON

SYLVIA STRUCK

SYLVIA STRUCK

ÉMILIE LEFOL

ÉMILIE LEFOL

MARIANA PANUNCIO-FELDMAN

MARIANA PANUNCIO-FELDMAN

FRANCES SEPAROVIC

FRANCES SEPAROVIC

Karen Barton

Karen Barton

Bridget Myers

Bridget Myers

ESTHER SANCHEZ DE LEON LEY

ESTHER SANCHEZ DE LEON LEY

GURUTZETA GUILLERA ARROITA

GURUTZETA GUILLERA ARROITA

Rachael Dudaniec

Rachael Dudaniec

ANA CHANG

ANA CHANG

KIRSTY ROBB

KIRSTY ROBB

INAE GUION

INAE GUION

DYAN DENAPOLI

DYAN DENAPOLI

Mariana Campos

Mariana Campos

MELISSA CANO

MELISSA CANO

MICHAELA MUSILOVA

MICHAELA MUSILOVA

Irene Tierney

Irene Tierney

DEBORAH BOWER

DEBORAH BOWER

Karen Arthur

Karen Arthur

ELAINE MARTYN

ELAINE MARTYN

MELISSA HAEFFNER

MELISSA HAEFFNER

Françoise Amélineau

Françoise Amélineau

Martina Sanderson-Smith

Martina Sanderson-Smith

HEIDI STELTZER

HEIDI STELTZER

JESSAMYN FAIRFIELD

JESSAMYN FAIRFIELD

MEREDITH NASH

MEREDITH NASH

HELEN O’CONNOR

HELEN O’CONNOR

Eva Sirantoine

Eva Sirantoine

RACHELLE BALEZ

RACHELLE BALEZ

Marta Szulkin

Marta Szulkin

Cecilia Myers

Cecilia Myers

ANA PAYO PAYO

ANA PAYO PAYO

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

ALLYSON O’BRIEN

ALLYSON O’BRIEN

Stella Leonardi

Stella Leonardi

MOREANGELS MUCHANETA MBIZAH

MOREANGELS MUCHANETA MBIZAH

Nad E Kattan

Nad E Kattan

MARGARITA LOPEZ RIVAS

MARGARITA LOPEZ RIVAS

Jacqueline Madsen

Jacqueline Madsen

ANNA VINKHUYZEN

ANNA VINKHUYZEN

Dominique Wisniewski

Dominique Wisniewski

Susan McDonald

Susan McDonald

JULIANNA KADAR

JULIANNA KADAR

ANNE CHARMANTIER

ANNE CHARMANTIER

JULIE MOSKALYK

JULIE MOSKALYK

KRISTY DIGIACOMO

KRISTY DIGIACOMO

HELEN MURPHY

HELEN MURPHY

Elizabeth Znidersic

Elizabeth Znidersic

LAURA NAVONE

LAURA NAVONE

LI WANG

LI WANG

MIA CERFONTEYN

MIA CERFONTEYN

NICOLE HELLESSEY

NICOLE HELLESSEY

JULIA FABREGA

JULIA FABREGA

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