Tera Lawson is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of Cardinal Women* (a personal and professional development program for those staff and faculty who identify as women at Iowa State University), serves as the Conference Chair of the Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference, and has served as the President of the Professional and Scientific Council. She has been an Iowa State University Employee for 19 years and is currently the Training, Development, and Outreach Coordinator for Procurement Services. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications, Sociology and a M.Ed. in Education, with an emphasis in Leadership and Learning from Iowa State University. She is acontinuous learner, strives to build win-win relationships and projects, and is passionate about improving herself and others as well as our University.