Teresa Bravo is the Coordinator of Economic Development and International Projects for Pima County. She is engaged in business attraction and expansion activities on both sides of the United States-Mexico border. She also works on special projects related to transportation logistics, tourism and trade. She also serves as the County’s liaison for the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
Before joining Pima County, Teresa was the Native American Congressional Internship Program Manager at The Udall Foundation. She has lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Office of Indian Affairs and in the Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva. During this time, she also served as an elected President of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA). Teresa also has gained valuable experience working with several local non-profit agencies in Tucson.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mexican American Studies from The University of Arizona and an associate degree in Social Services from Pima Community College. And currently pursuing an Executive MBA at the University of Arizona Eller College.
Teresa is originally from San Luis, R.C., Sonora, Mexico but has lived most of her life in Arizona with her family.