Mrs. Theresa Chang, J.D. was born in Taichung, Taiwan, in the year 1958. During this period, Taichung had industrialized and was by all definitions an urban environment with some rural surroundings. In 1975, Chang moved to Taipei, Taipei for educational pursuits. In Taipei, Chang studied chemical engineering at National Taiwan University. In order to fulfill her parents' request to pursue more education, Chang moved to the United States in 1979 to study at the University of Texas- Kingsville. Chang was in Kingsville for one year and a half before moving to Houston, TX. Impressed by her Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and experience, Chang got her first job working as an Engineer for Furlow-Philbeck Engineering Company. Chang worked there for several years and continued to advance in the company. She began doing quite a bit of regulatory work and found the legal aspects of the engineering business to be very interesting. As a result, Chang went to South Texas College of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate Degree. Today, she serves as an Associate Judge for the Houston Municipal Courts.