Marie Diamond hails from the great metropolis of Temple, Texas, and currently resides in Washington, DC—the only city in America where her political nerdiness is considered normal. She graduated with a degree in political science from Yale, where she saw dozens of her friends and classmates clamorinng to join Teach For America and thought “huh, there might be something to this idea.” She worked as a speechwriter at a communications firm and as a reporter/blogger for ThinkProgress before joining Teach For America as the director of special projects & communications to founder and CEO Wendy Kopp.
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