Teresa is the oldest daughter of immigrant farm workers, sharing many summers working alongside her parents in the berry fields of Oregon. The family moved here from Mexico to create a better life – and the sacrifices of her parents made that possible.
Moving to Oregon set in motion many opportunities for Teresa and her siblings. While her parents never have the opportunity to get a formal education, Teresa and her siblings all earned college degrees. She now works in Oregon’s Office of Community College and Workforce Development as the state GED administrator and is a member of the Woodburn City Council, only the third Hispanic to hold this position.
As a candidate for House District 22, Teresa’s mission is to continue her work in areas where she can make a difference with social justice and education efforts.