Teresha Freckleton-Petite is an SSF alumna and graduate of the University of Florida. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Teresha joined SSF in the Williams-Pilot Scholarship House from 1994-97 while studying to receive her Bachelor’s in Journalism. For Teresha, “SSF was more than just a roof over my head while I attended college. It was where I learned life skills and how to adult.” Ironically, her most memorable moment from living in SSF was when she almost drowned during a canoe trip with her housemates – but it’s a memory she holds dear!

After receiving her degree, Teresha etched out a career in nonprofit management/communications, where she worked for several organizations including United Way, Women’s Sports Foundation and National Writing Project. Her greatest professional achievement was launching her own nonprofit startup. Today, she resides in Atlanta where she is raising her two kids.