Theresa is a 2001 graduate of Nicholls State University with a B.Sc. in Marketing and a 2013 graduate with Honors in the Major of the University of Central Florida with a B.Sc. in Psychology. She joined the MIT2 laboratory in February of 2013 as an undergraduate research assistant under the guidance of Tracy Sanders, and has continued with the laboratory as a graduate student. Her primary areas of research are trust and transparency in human robot interaction.