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As a romantic who strives to be a realist, this is a  favorite quote of mine: “We’re trying to create a better world, not a perfect one. It cannot ever be perfect.” –  Kapil Sibal

Terri (she/her) is a black, cisgendered, working/middle class mother of two, living in Rhinebeck, NY (Sepasco land).Terri joined GWI after many years of working at Omega Institute, first as an independent contractor in their Development department, and later as the Omega Women’s Leadership Center’s Community Engagement Specialist.  A native of NYC, Terri has been a Hudson Valley resident for 17 years and brings to all she does a diverse background including the professional worlds of acting and modern dance (Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theater) and public television and radio (Thirteen/WNET, Children’s Television Workshop, Public Radio Management). Terri’s volunteer contributions usually are focused on K-12 students, and have included helping lead fundraising efforts for the local student cohort to the World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Bogota, serving on the Rhinebeck CSD’s Wellness Committee and on the board of CultureConnect, a Rhinebeck-based non-profit committed to preparing youth to interact with their local and global communities with intelligence, compassion, agency, and cultural competence. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan. Special loves include musical theatre/developing young performing artists, experimenting in the kitchen, traveling, learning new things, and, ever and always, dancing.

Through her work at GWI, Terri focuses on relationship and community building, and contributing to greater shared understanding of the Just Transition framework throughout the Hudson (Mahicantuck) Valley.