In addition to being an IIEL Fellow, Teresa is pursuing a Master’s in Security Studies at Georgetown, with a concentration in international security. She is a Business Law Scholar and a member of the Corporate & Financial Law Organization and the National Security Law Society.

Teresa is especially interested in the nexus between geopolitics and cross-border transactions, with particular focus on Asia. The summer after her 1L year, Teresa worked as a legal and compliance intern at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). While at TRS, she studied Singapore’s data protection regime.

This past summer, Teresa worked as a legal intern in the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, she developed her commercial intelligence on the telecommunications sector in Asia and the accompanying diplomatic themes.

Teresa is originally from Austin, Texas. While at UT Austin, she was an Undergraduate Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security, a Delegate at the United Nations Youth Assembly, and received several scholarships for her Chinese language study. She also completed an honors thesis on Chinese soft power.