Originally from Montana, Terry earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Montana State University in 1977. As a nurse she has worked in Colorado, Alaska in an Eskimo village and boarding high school, Georgia and at the Crow Indian Hospital in Montana where she met her husband Dr. Michael Moran. They have three daughters ages, 26, 23 and 20. She earned her Masters of Science with an emphasis in Community Health Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1986. Since obtaining her Masters, she primarily has coordinated and presented programs which promote health in individuals, families and communities.
Terry and her husband worked together at the S.H.A.P.E. (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers of Europe) Clinic in Belgium at the N.A.T.O. Headquarters from 2000 to 2003. This experience fueled an enthusiastic interest in meeting people from other cultures and for international travel for her entire family. Terry also enjoys biking, hiking, cooking, advocating for social justice issues and politics. She is currently employed by Montana State University, in the Ravalli County Extension office, as a 4-H Mentoring Site Manager. Her role is to recruit, train and match community mentors with youth ages 10-17 that are considered to be “at risk”. Most mentors she works with are retired and wish to share their skills and interests with young people.
She is particularly looking forward to the University atmosphere on board the ship. For the past eight years she has envied her daughters as they participated in today’s university system, which seems to encourage a fun and engaging learning environment more so than in the past.