About Theresa T Pham

Hi there! My name is Theresa Pham and welcome to my website.

I am currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (I-L-L!) I am majoring in Global Studies, with minors in Communication, Arabic Studies, Global Markets and Society, and Business Administration. I have a thematic concentration in Knowledge, Communications, and Information Systems, and an area concentration in the Middle East. I have two certificates, one in Technology Commercialization and the other in Intercultural Communication and Leadership.

I am interested in technology’s role in development and globalization, but also thinking about product development and how the consumer should affect that process. My studies have been focused on technology entrepreneurship and commercialization, and its potential future influence on diplomacy. I spent Spring 2016 studying abroad in Amman, Jordan where I got a chance to do independent research on female technology entrepreneurship.


After graduation, I plan to pursue a career as a technology consultant. I hope to one day work in the public sector an adviser at the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State.

You’re probably thinking… Why Theresa? 

I have an extensive background in a wide range of contexts and skill sets, including university coursework, data analysis and research skills, technology and software, and vocational and interpersonal training. I have a proven track record of advocating for user and customer interests, analytically thinking about problems globally and holistically, and a passion for conducting both quantitative and qualitative data-driven research. I have a particular knack for translating qualitative data into quantitative data and vice versa.

I am comfortable in both agile, start-up oriented environments and in more established spaces.

My professional expertise: management, marketing, data analysis & interpretation, writing, communication, photography

A bit more about me… I was born and raised in the great city of Chicago have experience in the music industry as both the press contact of a radio station and a writer/photographer for multiple publications. I have also worked with various nonprofit organizations and political campaigns, as an election judge for four election cycles, freelanced as a brand ambassador, and have found myself dabbling in everything in between. Please check out my LinkedIn or Resume for more information regarding my professional background.

My hobbies include traveling, exploring, attending concerts, long walks, astronomy, reading the newspaper, and cooking/baking!

I have been fortunate to experience so much of life and am excited to see where life takes me.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at theresa@theresatpham(dot)com or by sending me a message via the “Ask & Contact” page.