Theresa is a current first-year PhD student in the clinical science program at Virginia Tech. Before moving to Virginia, Theresa completed her undergraduate studies at Samford University, a small private college in Alabama, where she double-majored in psychology and Spanish. While there, she was an undergraduate research assistant in the Youth Development Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In her current lab at Virginia Tech, Theresa is interested in researching autism spectrum disorder, traumatic stress and complex trauma, and treatment programs related to both of these in underserved communities. When she is not working, Theresa enjoys hiking, running, reading, and attempting to paint.