Theresa is a proud alumna of the Alcorn State University, where she was apart of the 2001 SWAC Women’s Tennis Champion team and initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Agricultural Economics from Alcorn State University, Theresa has worked in the area of agriculture, entrepreneurship, banking, political campaigns, small business consulting, city government, community outreach and marketing. A trailblazer in her own right, she started Red August, an online retail site, in 2010 before many ever considered this avenue of entrepreneurship. She believes in women supporting other women and knew of the difficulty of marketing an online business, so she started hosting pop-up shops events called Six In The City. It was an opportunity for other women-owned businesses to gain exposure and build their business. Her passion for serving continued on as she named Deputy Director of Marketing for the City of Jackson and created the city’s first magazine, WE ARE JACKSON. Theresa is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson, active in the Metro Jackson Alcorn Alumni chapter as Fundraising Chair, a Board member of Jackson Professional Group (A Young Professionals organization), a member of TEAM JXN’s Steering committee, and a member of New Jerusalem Church. Also, she is a member of Women For Progress of MS, Inc. and a regular guest hosts WFP Radio Show on WMPR 90.1 on Thursday. She has been an active tennis player in the local tennis league for over 10 years. Recently, she served as the Director of the Women Business Center of Mississippi, an organization that assists women entrepreneurs and small business owners with starting and/or growing their businesses. With much dedication, Theresa has moved full-steam ahead with her public relations, marketing and brand/business development agency, fifty-five │twenty, LLC, which was founded in 2012. Her clients include: small businesses to non profits.