Tera Fieri was inspired to be an active member of her community at a young age as her grandmother served as a strong model for this work. In her personal life, being connected to the Earth is deeply important as she and her family enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring National Parks. Tera graduated from Northland College and in the years following taught a variety of subjects, primarily science, in her 15 years as a middle school teacher. She was a founding teacher of Marathon Venture Academy and served as the instructional coach of the Marathon School District. Most recently, Tera began working at CESA 9 which services 22 districts in the central and northern WI regions.