Theresa Krallitsch was raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2010. While attending NAU, she was awarded the Dick Beasley Memorial Art Scholarship and Ruth S. Magadini Visual Arts Scholarship Award. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Painting at the University of Iowa.
Krallitsch is an active member of Hawkeyes Fighting Alzheimer's and currently facilitates a support group for young caregivers in the community in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter.