Director of Community Organizing / Directora de Organizadora de la Comunidad
Theresa is a community organizer with decades of experience in facilitation, deepening community engagement, and campaign management. She understands that community organizing is something we build and create; it does not just magically happen. She relies on the power of storytelling and relationship building as a means of transformation. Theresa’s passion for power building within marginalized communities has guided her to engage in disciplined, strategic practices to build democratic and collective power, and to assure conditions in which a community can thrive. Her activism is rooted in her local community and she deeply appreciates the unique opportunity to organize in the community where she was born and raised. When she’s not fist-pumping for a local cause, Theresa can be found whipping up simple meals in the kitchen or curled up with a good book.