Teria Thornton is the Manager of Education Services (Mid-South) at AccessLex Institute. Teria has worked extensively in matters involving education financial planning, student and family financial aid counseling, and student empowerment. She is passionate about her work with students because she firmly believes that “education is the great equalizer.” Teria promotes that knowledge to make goals achievable and success attainable.

She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, her M.A. in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Fisk University. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio and is an Accredited Financial Counselor.