Teresa considers herself formed and nurtured through the strength of immigrant women in her original home of South Texas. They received their bachelor’s education from Brown University, with concentrations in International and Public Affairs – Development and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. As a student, they found community at the Center for Women and Gender and the Center for Students of Color, creating spaces for collective learning and care around identity. Teresa continues to plant roots in Providence, collaborating with Movement Education Outdoors to bring healing and enriching experiences with the land to Black and brown youth. As the ALAS Coordinator at New Urban Arts, she is proud to support young creatives along their paths of self expression and transformation, giving to them what was poured into her. They are endlessly inspired by queer and femme poets of color, and are always open to sharing (and exchanging!) recommendations.