Tesa joined Dixon and Co Lawyers in March 2020.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland, Tesa worked at the Manukau District Court in the Family Court Registry. She later moved to Wellington where she worked at the Waitangi Tribunal as an Assistant Registrar before her secondment to the Māori Land Court Chief Judge's Chambers as Chief Judge Isaac's Executive Assistant.
In 2019, Tesa moved back to Auckland where she was admitted to the bar and worked in private client practice including employment law, estate administration, conveyancing, and Māori legal issues.
Tesa is enthusiastic about her work and is keen to develop her skills and knowledge within the areas of civil litigation, relationship property, and resource management.
Outside of work Tesa supports the environmental mahi her aiga lead in Sāmoa and loves going back to Sāmoa when she can. She enjoys the outdoors, social sports, working on her Gagana Sāmoa, and learning Te Reo Māori and waiata.