Therese is a lifelong activist and artist whose earliest memories involve advocating for voting equality and civil rights.
Therese has a background in social media, marketing, fundraising and promoting political awareness. Her fundraising efforts have ranged from raising funds and awareness about associations like The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) a women’s organization based in Quetta, Pakistan, that promotes women’s rights and secular democracy to raising awareness and funds for the Red Poppy Art House Family Art program located in San Francisco, CA. She was nominated for a SF State of the Arts 2018 Art Enabler Award for coordinating music events and bringing new economic contributions and artistic opportunities to neighborhoods and musicians.
During Therese’s time in the San Francisco Bay Area her political focus has been on fair housing, food justice, social justice and human rights. She is a Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) Board Member. Therese supports the MCLI organization uses of Human Rights and Constitutional Law to promote fundamental human rights within the United States, including the right to jobs, food, and housing. She regularly participates in online letter writing campaigns, direct actions and discussions around police misconduct, mass incarceration and combating the prison industrial complex. Her work as an activist explores the troubling persistence of the prison-industrial complex and its impact on communities of color. Her voice can also be heard as an activist in the San Francisco, CA Mission District Anti-Displacement movement.