Theresa is a graduate student studying International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco. She previously received a bachelor of arts from Loyola University New Orleans in Spanish studies and English writing. With her jesuit, liberal arts undergraduate background, she has become passionate about social justice and advocating on behalf of the marginalized. She is particularly interested in the role of women's empowerment in the development of Latin America. She is excited for the opportunity to continue this pursuit through the female mentorship project in Medellin, Colombia.