Teresa is a VISTA working with Children First researching how to improve local food systems. She is from right here in Wichita, where she graduated from Bishop Carroll and is currently attending Wichita State University. In the future she hopes to enter a career in research and horticulture. Teresa is passionate about food and its relationship to health equity, the natural sciences, and culture. When not at work, Teresa is working on her education and relaxing with drawing and painting, reading, listening to music and podcasts, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat Jasper.