Terri Thao is a program director at Nexus Community Partners, a non-profit community building intermediary where she runs the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI). Terri is an active community volunteer, serving on the boards of the Asian Economic Development Association, East Side Neighborhood Development Company, the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, MN Housing, the St. Paul Planning Commission, and Voices for Racial Justice. She obtained her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees from the University of Minnesota. When she does have free time, she can be found running around town with her family or with her nose stuck in a book.