Born in Mexico and raised on the Texas border, Teresa grew up in a bicultural and bilingual environment. The struggle with a dual identity sparked her curiosity in self-realization and social definition, strengthening her advocacy for multicultural awareness and diverse community relations.
Teresa’s professional career began as an educator in higher education and Waldorf education. In addition to teaching, she participated in such committees as professional development, program development, and fund development, and taking opportunities to chair these groups.
As a culturist Spanish linguist and entrepreneur, Teresa took a professional defeat and transformed it into an entrepreneurial success. She founded a cultural independent bookshop, Dulce Bread & Book Shop, in Dripping Springs, Texas. She later became a California Texan and opened Sententia Vera, a consultancy fostering Latino community outreach and communication in Northern California, dedicating her expertise and experience to work in development, communication and the promotion of multicultural engagement. She now serves clients from the two states.
It is with excitement and pride that Teresa announced the opening of Sententia Vera’s new office digs! Sententia Vera Cultural Hub opened its doors in mid-June 2017 with an independent bookshop, coffee bar, and coworking space. The mission of this new community space located in the Texas Hill Country, between Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, advocates and promotes all indies, freelancers, creators, artists, consultants, contractors, and any professional or student that needs a place to creatively work, collaborate, brainstorm and share their passions.
She is an active community volunteer having served as a member of the Board of Directors at the YWCA Greater Austin and currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Austin Waldorf School and the FRIENDS of the Dripping Springs Community Library.
“Teresa proved herself to be the best of community partners for Austin Community College’s Big Read program in 2010. She brought fantastic ideas, timeliness, and good cheer to all interactions; her work helped support a variety of local authors. A delight to work with.”
Charlotte Gullick Consultant, Smarter Learning Group
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