Teal is a graduate of Saint Louis University and received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Resource Management. During her time in St. Louis, Teal volunteered as a Jesuit Volunteer Victim Advocate at the Crime Victim Advocacy Center. Still a member of the Jesuit Volunteer program, Teal has dedicated a year to the EDC to serve San Francisco tenants to ensure that the law is accessible to all persons. She believes that every person deserves safe and affordable housing, and San Francisco would not be the same culturally rich place without the diverse assortment of individuals that inhabit it. Teal speaks conversational Spanish and is excited to develop this skill to serve more people.