Teresa manages grants in the Environment Program that leverage the power of the supply chain to advocate for more sustainable fisheries and support sustainable fisheries in the US. Before joining the foundation, Teresa was the seafood project manager for the Corporate Partnerships Program at Environmental Defense Fund, where she worked with leading seafood buyers to develop and implement sustainable seafood purchasing policies. During her tenure at EDF, she played an instrumental role in merging the organization's seafood buyer work and its extensive experience in the fishery policy arena. Prior to joining EDF, she co- founded FishWise and served as its director of science.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and biology and a Master of Science in oceans science from the University of California Santa Cruz.