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Tessa Larsen


After a number of unhappy years working as a business analyst in the oil & gas industry, Tessa learned about the Master of Planning program and decided to make a career change. Now having completed her planning degree, she can confidently say she’s found her passion in urban design. A problem solver at heart, she enjoys the thrill of tackling new challenges, especially when it comes to enhancing the everyday lives of people through city planning and design. In her free time, Tessa enjoys lifting weights and being active in general, as well as playing video games.


Master of Planning (MPlan)
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape - University of Calgary
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) 
Haskayne School of Business - University of Calgary

Work Experience

University of Calgary - Graduate Research Assistant
2019 - 2020
  • Research on digital tools used in participatory design
TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Pipelines) - Business Analyst
2012 - 2018
  • cost analysis, project portfolio management + reporting
  • project management + coordination
  • software needs assessment + implementation