Theresa is a qualified accountant, and established her accounting practice in Werribee in 1992. In 2002, Theresa returned to university to study law and was admitted to practice in 2008. She now describes herself as a multi-disciplinary professional with a sound legal, accounting, and financial advisory background.
Theresa demonstrates a strong commitment to community and to social justice, holding previous positions as a community member on the Adult Parole Board of Victoria, as a director of Reclink Australia Ltd, and as a school council member of Al Taqwa College. Theresa has participated in a number of community groups and endeavours, including the Quality Community Plan Taskforce, Wyndham Community Safety Committee, Werribee Police & Community Consultative Committee, Werribee Chamber of Commerce, Wyndham Legal Service, and Wyndham Biznet.