Born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Teresa Holmes resisted the traditional approach to summer jobs, instead choosing to slip through tropical forests while collecting valuable research on monkeys.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in Primatology and followed up with a graduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Calgary.  She subsequently took on the challenges of environmental management and sustainability roles at large organizations in Lake Louise and Calgary.  She has since found her passion for law and will be entering her final year of law school at the University of Alberta in September 2020. After graduation, Teresa is interested in a career as a civil litigator.

In her spare time, Teresa volunteers with a local search and rescue team. She loves outdoor activities, whether she is testing her extreme winter survival skills in northern Alberta or mountain biking in Edmonton’s River Valley.