Prior to joining DOT, Teresa worked on several climate change and climate justice focused initiatives, where she conducted research, coordinated projects, and managed stakeholders. At the Shareholder Association for Research and Education, she helped manage the Climate Engagement Canada program, which mobilized 30 plus institutions in the financial community to promote a just transition to a net zero economy.
Teresa has also worked as a Legislative Policy Researcher at Environment and Climate Change Canada and as a Policy Advisor at Global Affairs Canada. Moreover, Teresa is the co-founder of Sister Across Oceans, which supports community development efforts in Bangladesh. Teresa holds a BA in Public Policy and International Development Studies and an MA in Environmental Studies.