Welcome Rebecca, congratulations Tessa

December 01, 2019

Congratulations Tessa

Tessa Perkins Deneault is the new manager of communications and strategy in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Tessa has been working at SFU since 2012. Before joining FCAT as a communications associate last year, she worked in the Beedie School of Business and advancement and alumni engagement. She has more than 10 years of experience in both print and digital media as a writer and editor at publications including The Peak, Press+1 and The Canadian Film Review.

Three nights a week, you can find Tessa at the dance studio taking hip hop, ballet and tap classes. When she’s not dancing, she’s probably watching a dance performance, attending a play, or writing about the arts as a freelance journalist for magazines such as Dance International and The Dance Current and her own website, Centre Stage. Tessa has a BA in English and French literatures with a minor in publishing, a Certificate in Liberal Arts, and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Communication — all from SFU.

Feel free to reach out to her at


Welcome Rebecca

Rebecca Saloustros is the new communications coordinator in the departments of English and political science.

Prior to SFU she worked as senior editor for a digital marketing textbook publisher and has also worked as a high school English and business teacher, curriculum developer and project manager. Rebecca is an alumnus of SFU, graduating with a bachelor of arts in English (major) and political science (minor). She also has a bachelor of education (UBC), a certificate in journalism (Langara) and graphic design associate certificate (BCIT). Rebecca has spent more than 15 years as a freelance writer and editor and her clients included the Rick Hansen Foundation, Bijou Magazine and many small businesses.

She also volunteers at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. You can connect with Rebecca at