Tessa Wetjen, MPA

Wetjen is a planner with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), working on improving education and access to care for women experiencing perinatal mood disorders. She currently manages several perinatal projects, including the Postpartum Depression Screening Quality Improvement Project, a statewide collaborative that supports clinic teams as they improve on education, screening, and referrals for perinatal mood disorders. She has a Master's Degree in Political Affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate dual degree in Mathematics and Government from New Mexico State University. Prior to working with the MDH, Wetjen directed a community-based nonprofit serving youth and families in Minneapolis, resettled refugees and led public health efforts to impact policy and systems for East African refugees in the Twin Cities.