Teresa worked out of Arkansas on issues related to the Buffalo National River.

Teresa grew up in Arkansas exploring the southern pine forest, hiking the Ouachita Trail, and floating the Buffalo National River. She received her B.S. in Zoology and M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she headed west to Alaska and started working in the Bering Sea onboard Soviet factory trawlers. She then returned to school and received her M.S. in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington. Eventually, this turned into a 25-year career as a fisheries scientist where she developed domestic and international natural resource monitoring and stock assessment survey programs.

Since returning to Arkansas, Teresa has has been hiking and kayaking in the Buffalo National River as often as possible. She has also been active in raising attention to the C & H hog operation that threatens the water quality of one America’s last free flowing streams, the Buffalo National River, by drafting letters, collecting data, and making a documentary. Working for NPCA as a Buffalo National River fellow was her “dream job,” and we were thrilled to have her contributions on this important issue.