Theresa serves as Director of Strategic Development for Nexus Community Partners, a community building intermediary that works at the intersection of community building and community development, engaging communities of color to achieve equitable, sustainable revitalization in the Twin Cities region.

As Director of Strategic Development, Theresa oversees the organization’s development, evaluation and communication activities, ensuring Nexus is advancing its mission and achieving its goals. In addition, Theresa leads the Building the Field of Community Engagement initiative, a cross-cultural collaborative designed to magnify and elevate the power of community engagement. She has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Connecticut.