Thereza represents low-income facing eviction in housing court. Prior to joining NYLAG, Thereza worked at the Legal Aid Society in the Housing Help Program. She clerked for the Honorable Hiram Puig-Lugo at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia prior to joining the Legal Aid Society. Thereza obtained her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and her B.A. magna cum laude from Cornell University.