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Rohit Agarwal

Teach For America alumni are bringing what they learned in the classroom to the boardroom, where they continue to advocate for students and educational equity through a career in business.

Over 900 Teach For America alumni work in business, including careers as investment bankers, management consultants, entrepreneurs, analysts, and more. That number will only continue to grow as more and more alumni discover innovative ways to combine their business savvy with their desire to shape a better education system for all students. These alumni use everything they learned in the classroom, including leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills, as they work to change inequitable systems through the private sector.

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“My students changed the way I view the world and what I want to do with my life. Everything I do is shaped by them.”

Elaine Dang

Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company

New Mexico Corps Member 2009

Meet Teach For America Alumni in Business

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Sourjya Rudra

Memphis '15

Business Planning Consultant

Akili Inc.

Sourjya's career took an unexpected detour when he joined the corps.  As a consultant, he brings his classroom leadership experience to the corporate world.

Elaine Dang

Elaine Dang

New Mexico '09

Summer Associate

McKinsey & Company

Shaped by experiencing inequity as a student and corps member in TFA, and through her work at startups in Kenya, Elaine is now focused on strategic and innovation consulting so she can help companies be more equitable and sustainable.

Femi Alese

Rhode Island '13

Product Manager

Internet Brands

Femi Alese learned the value of vision setting to achieve measurable results in the corps. Today, Femi uses that same growth mindset of continuous reflection and improvement as a product manager at Internet Brands.

Mariana Aguilar

Mariana Aguilar

Los Angeles '12

Consultant

Deloitte

Mariana’s time in the classroom strengthened her resolve and developed her skills as a leader, propelling her toward a career focused on learning and career mobility as a consultant at Deloitte.

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Business School Partners

Teach For America partners with business schools, as well as other graduate school and professional programs, to offer special benefits to our alumni. Learn more about these partnershipsand see the list of school partners.