Teresa provides training and support for agencies which use Minnesota's Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). She also assists in creating reports for funders of homeless services and the community including the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and Homeless Service Use in Minnesota report.
Teresa’s prior work has been centered on housing issues ranging from homelessness to foreclosure. Prior to joining Wilder in 2011, Teresa worked for Two Rivers Community Land Trust where she worked with low- and moderate-income families to enter into and maintain stability in homeownership and was part of a national initiative to implement a new data collection and reporting tool aimed at helping increase land trusts’ ability to share their stories and quantify their impact.
Teresa received a master's degree in Social Work and a certificate in Housing Studies from the University of Minnesota. She also has a bachelor's degree in social work and minor in social justice from University of Wisconsin. Her research interests are primarily in housing program options and homelessness with a particular interest in housing related to the offender population.