Terry earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1980 at San Diego State University. She received her California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license after successful competition of her internship at Scripps in the San Diego area. As a recent graduate she worked all aspects of the clinical laboratory. Upon moving back to Northern California, she had the opportunity to specialize at UC Davis in Blood Banking, Hematology, and Coagulation. Terry’s husband received a military transfer to northern Michigan, where Terry rotated through all departments of the laboratory and assisted in E.R. and Pathology. Once again returning to California, Terry became a specialist in Forensic Toxicology and an expert witness for surrounding counties in Forensic Alcohol Analysis for Roche Biomedical. The majority of her years were spent in Toxicology, Newborn and Prenatal Screening identifying metabolic disorders and helping families correct potential life altering diseases. She joined NCFMC in 2015 as a Technologist in Andrology and Endocrinology Laboratories.