Teresa works closely with Managing Directors to support relationships with investees, including facilitating the development of scaling plans and providing counsel on execution. She also helps to source and conduct due diligence on new investment opportunities and collaborates on innovation initiatives to expand Blue Meridian’s work, with a focus on The Studio @ Blue Meridian.
Teresa joined the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) in 2010 and transitioned to Blue Meridian in 2019. She provided strategic council to EMCF grantees during business planning and throughout the implementation of their growth and evaluation plans. Before joining EMCF, Teresa was director of operations for Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), overseeing projects in 14 countries. Previously she worked at the international development and humanitarian aid organization, CHF International, as a senior program officer for the Africa region and as deputy country director for its capacity-building program in Kenya. Teresa has held various other positions in the private and public sectors and proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador.
Teresa graduated from Hofstra University and earned a master’s degree in international economics and finance from Brandeis University International Business School.