Teresa attended California State University, Long Beach and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Food Administration. After completing a dietetic internship, she worked as a registered dietitian for 6 years. She then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences/Physician Assistant at Butler University in Indianapolis. Thereafter, she completed a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. Teresa has 17 years of experience working as a Physician Assistant, primarily in the field of Neurology. She worked at Fullerton Neurology and Headache Center for 12 years where she gained extensive experience with a variety of diagnoses.