Tessa Santiago has served as editor of This People magazine, and has taught critical/analytical, technical, and creative writing for both the English and the honors departments at BYU. She has presented papers at the Association for Mormon Letters Annual Conference, the Literature and Belief Annual Symposium, the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, and the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Tessa was the main speaker at a BYU devotional in May, 1998. She is committed to writing and encouraging personal essays, believing that \"we, especially Mormon women, need to be more expressive in capturing the content and significance of the stories and lives we live.\"
Adjunct Professor of English, Brigham Young University
Elsie C. Carrol Personal Essay Contest
Human rights Symposium Essay Contest
David O. McKay Essay Contest
Literature and Belief Essay Contest
Vera Mayhew Award