Starting in her fourth semester at University of Innsbruck, Theresa became involved in academic self-administration. She became elected student's representative for Philosophy in 2007 and head of the students union of the school of humanities in 2009. The same year was also elected as students' representative for Biology. During her time at University of Innsbruck she had seats in search committees for professorships, curriculum commissions, habilitation committees and faculty councils.
During her PhD at University of Freiburg she was student speaker of the graduate school GRK1104: From cells to organs - molecular mechanisms of organogenesis from 2014 to 2015.