Theresa graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Professional Writing and minored in Psychology. Her interest in psychology, combined with her personal experiences regarding substance use disorders, are the main reasons she seeks to advocate for people with SUDs.

Her goal is to spread as much information and as many resources as possible to prevent this disease, eliminate the stigma around this disease and destroy the barriers that prevent those with a substance use disorder from getting help.

Theresa has multiple years of experience in communications and marketing. For a long time, she considered becoming a substance abuse counselor, but joining Addiction Policy Forum was the perfect opportunity for her to merge her professional skills with her desire to help solve the nationwide epidemic of addiction.