Maria Teresa Puras, better known as “Tere”, is a happy and loving soul that enjoys making people smile. Her ethical and moral compass drives her way of life and compassion for the greater good in all that she is and all that she does. She’s a self-starter, forward thinker, and results driven personality all aimed at achieving impressive results through her established community relations and developed collaborations with her positive-can-do spirit. Born 3rd out of 5 siblings in San Juan, Puerto Rico she started her exciting childhood into a Military family. Her Father, (Retired Lieutenant Coronal in the United States Air Force) was transferred to Lackland Airforce base in TX, after finalizing his Senior Medical Student Program & surgery rotation.  Several years of traveling and permanent change of stations gave her the utmost admiration for those who proudly serve our country has planted a seed for service for other to reap from the benefits from this harvest. When she was 12 years old, her family decided it was time to move back to PR in order to connect and identify with their ancestral roots and motherland. Later in life, Tere went on to attend the Ohio State University where her love for duty and service emerged. She juggles her 24 hours days as a Wife, full time Mother of miracle daughter, Camila Mia. She is currently an Executive Sales Professional for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in San Juan, Puerto Rico and on her free time she manages to collaborate as an active member of Mano a Mano Ayudando a Puerto Rico. An astonishing community based organization comprised of ordinary citizens doing extra-ordinary things for the entire island and its population in Puerto Rico and making a Result Driven IMPACT on the ground and the people they serve. They are currently dealing with a variety of dire need emergencies, intermediate relief, and actively seeking long term sustainable solutions to stabilize the economy. Tere aspires to create an array of sustainable educational programs and services for the children of Puerto Rico and a better tomorrow.

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