Teresa L. Hoard-Jackson is a Black queer woman native to the Chicagoland area. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree from a small, Midwestern liberal arts college. While in college, she discovered her life's calling: the need to fight for the rights of Black queer folks. After conducting her second extensive research project as a McNair scholar, she decided to pursue a doctorate degree in Gender Studies. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program helped her hone her research skills and boost her confidence in the hopes of earning the terminal degree in her chosen field of study. She's currently interested in the treatment and surveillance of pregnant women - especially women of color. Furthermore, she is incorporating more theories and theoretical frameworks from queer and feminist of color science and technology studies.