Theresa earned her interdisciplinary bachelor's degree in German Studies and Political Science from the Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2018, where she also completed her Master of Education in German and Politics and her MA in Modern German Literature with honors in 2021. As an ERASMUS student, she studied Political Science at the Universidade dos Açores in Portugal in 2017. In 2019, she spent two semesters at Washington University in St. Louis as a Research Assistant in the German Department. She dedicated her master's thesis to the exploration of a Critical Whiteness approach on German and Austrian plays about the Haitian Revolution around 1800. Her research interests include mythology in modern literature, gender and sexuality, Critical Race Theory, modern and contemporary German poetry, German cinema, and Ecocriticism. She joined the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in the fall of 2021.