Tedra is a Sterling, IL native and an alumna of NIU. She has worked in higher education for close to a decade and is passionate about the learning process and providing students access to higher education. It was through her experiential learning opportunities on campus that she was able to find her passion. Tedra received her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in organizational leadership. As a first-generation college student, she enjoys sharing her experiences and discussing the great resources on NIU's campus.
Being able to relate to students on multiple-levels allows Tedra to build rapport with students. She likes showing students that they will have opportunities to build robust and meaningful educational experiences at NIU. “I truly enjoy having the opportunity to guide students and their families through the decision-making process, I like them to feel like they have people on campus that authentically want to see them succeed at NIU.”