Tessy spent 5 years in the Luxembourgish military.
She was deployed to Yugoslavia in 2004 as the only woman of her draft. Other than that, Tessy worked as a medical nurse, was actively involved in the ground force activities and was detached to the Embassy in London and Geneva.
While deployed “the core of my job was different. As a woman – one of very few female peacekeepers – I found that I was able to provide a service for women and girls, who suffer terribly in conflict zones. While doing night watches or searches, I was able to support them, listen to them and defend them. ”