Teresa Flores was born in Chicago, IL to immigrant parents. She spent most of her life in Chicago, but as a child her family moved back and forth between Mexico and the U.S. Teresa graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a B.A. in Latinx and Latin American Studies and a minor in Sociology. She obtained her J.D. at Saint Louis University School of Law (SLU Law) in May 2020. Prior to law school Teresa worked as a paralegal for a private immigration law firm and volunteered as a child advocate for the Young Center, which is what led her to pursue a law degree in order to become an immigration attorney. During law school Teresa volunteered with local immigration nonprofits at asylum clinics, translated for her law school’s clinic and co-organized the first naturalization clinic at her law school. In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading and gardening.