Theresa is a registered nurse in both Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. in the United States. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. She has acted on the community board of Chinese International School in Hong Kong and as a nurse for the American Consulate General, Swiss German International School and several hospitals.
In Hong Kong, Theresa is also a life coach known for co-founding Family College Coach. She received an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation and her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPPS) recognition through the coaches training institute. In her company, Theresa coaches family relationships and communication, to help them navigate the college process. She continues this work with the outside organization RUN, Rebuild United Nurture, as well. She conducts her practice in three different languages: English, Korean and Chinese.