Theresa has over 20 years of experience in transportation and environmental planning, traffic management, and implementation of major infrastructure projects. She currently serves as Transportation Development Manager at the Port of Long Beach, which is one of the world’s busiest seaports and a major gateway for trade between the United States and Asia. Her responsibilities include managing transportation studies and initiatives, leading the Port’s Traffic Management Program, overseeing grant applications and reporting, and collaborating with agency partners and stakeholders on freight-related issues. Theresa holds a bachelor’s degree in Planning and Development from the University of Southern California, and earned two graduate degrees from UC Berkeley – a master’s degree in City Planning and a master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Prior to joining the Port of Long Beach in 2013, Theresa worked as a consultant on a broad spectrum of transportation projects including highways, bridges, tunnels, rail, transit, active transportation, congestion pricing, and advanced transportation technologies. Theresa currently serves on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Intermodal Terminal Design and Operations Committee. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association (APA), and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).
Theresa resides in Long Beach with her husband and three kids. She enjoys travel, golf, yoga, and gardening.