As the Practice Director for Cooper U, Teresa pulls from her experience across many disciplines (film, design, journalism) to inspire curriculum, teach, and build community. Her passion is teaching others how to cultivate healthy, inspired cultures within projects, teams and organizations—no matter what their role. Through her work as a trainer, facilitator, and program manager, she's had the unique privilege of collaborating with, nurturing, and empowering teams from a broad range of industries: global financial institutions, Silicon Valley startups, and everything in between. Drawing from those experiences and much more, she teaches tools and methods that empower individuals and teams to not only make the best work of their lives, but love the process of creating together.

If she could have any superpower it would be the ability to seed empathy in anyone.

Her hometown is Caracas, Venezuela.

Favorite food: Thai or a whole pint of cookies & cream ice cream in one sitting. Or both.

Favorite tool? An extra-fine ball point pilot pen.

See what Teresa's been working on.

Teaching

Design Leadership

Create a shared design vision through communication and leadership.

Teaching

UX Boot Camp

Advance your UX design skills by applying them to a real-world problem.

Teaching

Corporate Training

Coaching small teams through Cooper’s Goal-directed methodologies, creating a cohesive design practice. 

Writing

Designing Culture

An intriguing collection of resources on how to create inspired work cultures. 

Speaking

The Great UX Debate

Debating the best at Interaction 13

Speaking

The Gender, Leadership, and Design Axis.

Journal

Don't let Personas get shelved

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