Theresa Scott is a native of Michigan, who served in the United States Marine Corps for five years where she worked as an aircraft electrical technician on the AV-8B Harrier jet while stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina. She served on the USS Iwo Jima with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2003 to support Operation Enduring Freedom; the unit also provided humanitarian aid in Liberia in response to the Second Liberian Civil War. After leaving the Marnie Corps, she joined the Raleigh Police Department and served as an officer for six years in the Southeast District.
She obtained her Associate in Fine Arts from Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in graphic design and photography and received the Hilley Cup for academic achievement from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Following her success at Barton, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. graphic design and
photography and received the Hilley Cup for academic achievement from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Following her success at Barton, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University.
Drawing from her life experiences, she uses narrative photography and traditional animation to highlight the struggles that individuals may face in a wide array of areas. Her series No One Left Behind looks at acculturation into military service and the difficulties in leaving it. Her animation The Worst Call examines the psychological trauma of being a first responder and overcoming those mental issues. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally, as well as being published in various printed publications.
With her enthusiasm for exploring and adventure Scott began her series Have Bike and Camera will Travel. Traveling around on Jack her trusty motorcycle with the specific purpose of capturing natures breathtaking beauty to share with her viewers. With her wandering spirit, she hopes that through her photography others may find peace and the same spark to stop and examine the small things that make this life so extraordinary.