Theresa Kouo

Associate Director for Civic Engagement

Theresa Kouo is the Associate Director for Civic Engagement at the Gephardt Institute. With responsibilities for the management and strategic development of the Civic Scholars and Urban Fellows programs, Theresa fosters student civic mindedness, engagement, and leadership in civic life, most often as educator, facilitator, leadership trainer, advisor, and consultant. Theresa is originally from the Metro Detroit area, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, as well as a Master of Social work with specialization in community organization and focus on children, youth, and families.

Theresa comes to WashU after years in the nonprofit sector, with interest and skills in youth development, social justice education, racial equity, intergroup dialogue, advocacy, and community organizing.

Contact Theresa about:

  • Civic Scholars Program
  • Engage Democracy Initiative
  • Civic Engagement education, training and consultation