Teresa has devoted her career to moving the needle on educational equity. She spent nearly a decade at the University of California, Berkeley where she led the Early Academic Outreach Program, increasing access to higher education for first generation college students. Teresa also spent many years working in youth development at grassroots organizations in San Francisco, CA. Most recently, Teresa focused on increasing school-family partnership for low income families of color as the Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco. She is thrilled to bring Springboard Collaborative’s proven model of bridging the home-school gap in direct support of student literacy to schools and districts on the West Coast.
Teresa was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and holds a Masters in Public Administration. One of her favorite books as a young child was Mike Mulligan’s Steam Shovel – as a City kid she was enamored with its small town setting and its respect for the meaningful contribution of elders.