Theresa earned her Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology degree from National University and a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology degree from Hofstra University. She has over 13 years of experience working with children and young adults in the foster care and juvenile justice systems providing case management, service coordination, and supervisory oversight at a private nonprofit organization. Theresa has worked with various populations of different ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and developmental backgrounds. In her most recent position, she provided in-home supportive services for her clients to remain stable in their communities and to avoid a higher level of care. Theresa believes that supporting children and young adults in building a strong and stable foundation can assist in a successful future. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.