Theresa has been involved in career and professional development in higher education since 2005. She has experience assisting students with career counseling, resume and cover letter development, interviewing strategies, job and internship searching, and career planning. Theresa has worked at William Paterson University in New Jersey as an Assistant Director, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan as an Associate Director of Academic Internships and currently at Western Carolina University in North Carolina as Director. Theresa has additional experience in teaching and research through her adjunct teaching positions in the Sociology and First-Year Experience departments at William Paterson University and her Research Assistant position on the College Educational Quality project at Teachers College, Columbia University. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters of Education degree in Professional Counseling from William Paterson University and is completing her second Masters of Education degree in High and Post-secondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.