Terez Hanhan is Programs and Research Manager for Born This Way Foundation. She began her career in media relations and worked for Merrill Lynch. Terez volunteered for several years as a facilitator for children’s grief support groups, managed a Ronald McDonald House within a hospital, and worked at an elementary school as a teacher. She obtained a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Houston. Terez lives in California with her high school sweetheart and three sons. She is passionate about the impact of kindness on mental health, and the intersection of trauma, stigma, and youth wellness.