Thessali joined the Strategic Partnerships team at Water4 in March, 2021. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on Global Security from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from Oklahoma Christian University. Additionally, she attained non-degree certificates in International Relations from American University and Nuclear Security Policy from George Washington University. Thessali spent six years in the political field in Oklahoma, working as a legislative bill tracker providing political intelligence and legislative bill tracking services to both local and national clients and then was elected into the Oklahoma House of Representatives, serving eastern Oklahoma County. She also serves on the board of Sister Cities International Oklahoma City.
Thessali is excited to bring her heart for public service into her work at Water4. She plans to provide a policy-minded global approach to growing the impact and mission of Water4 through strategic partnerships. In her free time, Thessali enjoys reading, antiquing, traveling with her husband, Adam, and staying active with tennis, half marathons and spin classes.