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Theresa Sueoka
Theresa Sueoka

Theresa Sueoka lives in Salt Lake City, UT, where she was born and raised.  She is a first-generation college student, who graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communications, and a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.  Along with being involved with other non-profits as a community volunteer, she is a member of the SCU Parent and Family Leadership Council and learned about the LEAD Scholars program through her work there.  A past primary and secondary classroom volunteer, Theresa understands the importance and need for a structured support system for first generation students as they move to undergraduate education.  She believes the guided mentoring and emotional support provided by the LEAD Scholars program during college, creates a foundation for future successes in life after college.

Theresa enjoys Ikebana, traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

Her son, Maxwell, age 23, graduated from SCU in 2020 with a BS in Finance, and in 2021 with a Master’s in Finance and Analytics.  Her son, Josef, age 21, is in the Class of 2023 and a double major in Communications and Art.