Tereza Belay is a senior nursing leader in the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. She currently serves as Ethiopia’s national nursing education and training coordinator. She began her nursing career in 1985 in Gambella, where she helped establish family planning services in a remote region of the country. For 26 years, she worked in the Black Lion Specialized Hospital in positions that included staff nurse, anesthetic nurse, and critical care nurse. In 2013, Tereza joined the Federal Ministry of Health as chief nursing officer, and in that role contributed to the establishment of a nationwide nursing specialty program, including curriculum development for undergraduates. Tereza earned a Master of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing, a Bachelor of Nursing, and an advanced diploma in anesthesia from Addis Ababa University.