Teri is a multicultural facilitator, coach and trainer fighting for a future with representative democracy, sustainable livelihoods and a healthy planet. Teri has nearly 15 years in designing and facilitating organizational and leadership development programs for social change. Teri’s management and leadership practices are firmly rooted in anti-oppression, participatory and liberation approaches for community development.
She has worked with social change leaders across the globe for organizations like Environmental Leadership Program, Peace Corps, Management Sciences for Health, Rare, and Democracy Spring. Currently, Teri is working to support and cultivate an irresistible climate justice movement as the Regional Director of North America team at 350.org. In this role she manages and provides leadership development to a majority BIPOC and woman leaderful team and leads the development and execution of equity centered organizational strategies, policies and systems. Teri earned her Master’s in Adult Learning and Global Change from the University of British Columbia and Bachelors’ in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Richmond. She is a leadership fellow at the Environmental Leadership Program and the Rockwood Institute.
Teri’s passion for building an inclusive intersectional climate and environmental movement stems from her experiences growing up as a daughter of Guyanese immigrants in Canada and living and working with communities most impacted by climate in the US. Teri currently lives in Whitby, ON with her partner, toddler and cat. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, dancing to salsa, samba and soca, reading anything written by adrienne marie brown, and exploring food, music and culture through local and international travel (pre and post covid).