Theresa Foley

Assistant Director and Faculty, ESTEEM



Theresa Foley serves as the Assistant Director and Faculty for the ESTEEM program at the University of Notre Dame.


Theresa comes to the University from Cocoon Biotech, where she served as the Director of Operations from 2015-2018.  Prior to that, she held roles as a Business Consultant for ZS Associates out of Chicago, IL, served as an MBA Intern for 3M in their Strategic Business Development arm, worked as a Venture Capital Fellow for Emergent Technologies, and was a scientist at Johnson and Johnson where she supported the portfolio of commercial and development biotech products for raw material needs and partnered with procurement, R&D, manufacturing, and suppliers to solve critical manufacturing issues for commercial biotech products.


Theresa holds a Ph.D from Penn State University in Materials Science and Engineering, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.