Teraya began flying at 15 years old and aviation has been a passion ever since. While completing an aviation science degree, she attained a commercial pilot licence and then instructor rating.
Before joining CASA in her current role, Teraya owned and operated a flight training organisation for 15 years. She was involved in all areas of the company - from a managerial role overseeing the business to a hands-on Grade 1 instructor and CFI.
The growing area of ultralight and recreational aircraft has also been an interest, and she is a pilot examiner for Recreational Aviation Australia.
Teraya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and worked as a taxation accountant for five years.