Theresa was born and raised in DeKalb, Illinois, and moved to Columbia in 2013. She graduated from Mizzou with a journalism degree and now works full time at the St. Thomas More Newman Center on campus as the Communications Coordinator. When she was younger, it was her dream to become the first woman president! (She now has other, less stressful dreams.) Theresa was involved in band, soccer, and badminton for many years. She joined the board in 2017 to help Columbia kiddos experience the joy she found in so many extracurriculars. And she’s even more excited to be the cool aunt to her first nephew, born March 2018, and teach him how to be a major geek like she is!