Teresa Cox was elected to the Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. She became the first African American elected to this Board. Teresa earned a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Northwestern University in Illinois and a MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business Administration in Rochester, New York.
She made national headlines as the first African American woman with a degree in Nuclear Engineering in the nation. She has received numerous awards of distinction.
Teresa Cox has been re-appointed by the U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman to serve as a trade advisor working on small and minority business initiatives and serves as a member of the U.S. District Export Council to support trade promotion activities with the U.S. Department of Commerce and foreign government officials. She is dedicated to improving international trade relations, furthering business opportunities, and creating jobs in our community.
She is a Commissioner for the Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commission. She served as a member of the Fremont Delegation to China and visited Ohlone's sister College in Suzhou, China.
Teresa has worked at The White House where she coordinated events to strengthen community relations with constituent groups.
She has twenty years of experience in working for several Fortune 500 hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley in the areas of international trade, procurement, and contracts management.
Teresa is a frequent lecturer at Stanford University. She has served on Stanford's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Advisory Board.
Teresa is the proud mother of two school-age children, a daughter and a son.