Teresa M. Giacoman joined Impact Justice as a Program Coordinator for The Homecoming Project in September 2022. Teresa has spent her career implementing programming within nonprofits and local Bay Area universities. Prior to joining Impact Justice, Teresa worked as a program manager for two educational equity nonprofits and as a Client Services Coordinator at UnCommon Law. In her role with UnCommon Law, she supported clients and their advocates as they navigated the California discretionary parole process and prepared for re-entry. She managed written communications with clients and other incarcerated individuals reaching out for assistance, collected key materials and organized clients’ parole packets prepared in advance for Board Commissioners, wrote/contributed to Petitions to Advance Parole Hearings, and managed legal visits for attorneys working directly with CDCR staff. Growing up in a low-income community in Oakland as a systems-impacted individual informed Teresa’s dedication to intersectional, compassionate, equity-driven community work.
She has her BA from Saint Mary’s College of California, where she also worked as a college instructor and conducted research on anti-racist community engagement practices.