Chief of Planning and Environmental Services
US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Tessa Beach is chief of planning and environmental services for the San Francisco District of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Dr. Beach received the Commander’s Leadership Award from USACE in 2018 and was a Switzer Environmental Fellow in 2015. She holds a PhD in landscape architecture and environmental planning from the University of California, Berkeley; an MA in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management; and a BS in biology from University of California, San Diego.