Teresa is a first generation Latina graduate born and raised in Chandler, AZ. She attended the University of Arizona where she received her B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. As an undergraduate Teresa volunteered and interned for non profits in the Tucson community dedicated to providing food and resources to at risk youth, undocumented families, and vulnerable populations. She was able to further her volunteer work as a sister of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. a Latina founded serviced based sorority. Upon graduating in 2017 she continued to pursue her passion of helping vulnerable immigrant populations in Arizona and began working with Unaccompanied Minors. Teresa joined the Florence Project in 2020 as a legal assistant in the Phoenix Children’s Program. In her free time, she loves to go back to Tucson and eat all the amazing food it has to offer, attend concerts, and spend time with her dogs.