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, Nuclear Security Policy from George Washington University and Public International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law. Thessali spent six years in the political field in Oklahoma, working as a legislative bill tracker providing political intelligence and legislative bill tracking services, 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 can be found lifting weights, acting like a sommelier, reading a good book, or traveling with her husband, Adam, and their daughter.