Teresa received a degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Houston. Upon graduation, she began working as a high school teacher but found she had a passion for nutrition and dietetics and pursued an additional degree in Nutrition from University of Houston. Teresa completed her dietetic internship in 2015 from Dominican University in Chicago, IL.
Since then, Teresa has worked closely with the Houston community to fight the obesity epidemic and educate the under-served population. Teresa’s past experience includes The Houston Food Bank, Women Infants and Children’s supplement program (WIC), and Children’s Nutrition education programs.
Teresa is based at St. Mary’s clinic and also works with CHRISTUS Point of Light, CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics, and CHRISTUS School Clinics. Teresa works with patients to educate them on how to manage illnesses such as Diabetes, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Obesity and many other nutrition related illness through lifestyle change.
Teresa’s Hobbies include; working out, dancing, hanging out with her Pomeranian and cooking healthy meals.
“My favorite part about my job is seeing my patient’s health improve and being able to work with the different CHRISTUS Health GCTX departments. This allows me to reach more people in the Houston area in greater levels. There is never a dull moment especially since I work with such a great group of people.”