Teresa graduated with high honors distinction from the New School, with concentrations in Political Science and International Relations. At Oxford, Teresa is undertaking the MPhil in International Relations; their main interests include security studies, surveillance, policing, and state transfer of institutional security expertise. Through their research, Teresa investigates the consequences of various state relations in the age of expansive technology.
Prior to Oxford, Teresa worked as field director and advance press associate in the 2012 US presidential elections, swing state primaries, and congressional midterms. In addition, Teresa occupied several positions at the White House during the Obama Administration. While in Washington D.C., Teresa worked on local, state and national policy initiatives surrounding security, homelessness, equal pay and healthcare reform. Teresa has also acted in advisory positions to candidates running for office in several EU general and parliamentary elections.
In their personal work, Teresa’s interests focus on biometric technologies, US politics, nation-states digital diplomacy, processes of racialization and big data. Teresa has been an invited lecturer and speaker for the Arbetarnas BildningsfÃƒ¶rbund, and Sveriges ElevkÃƒ¥er Upptakt.
Teresa is a member of Association for Women’s Rights in Development as well as the African American Intellectual Historical Society.