Profiles of Alumni
Alumni of Teach For America are a part of diverse network of leaders from all career fields, working to create opportunity in a variety of ways around the world. Meet some of our alumni, and read how their career trajectories have been shaped and transformed by their corps experience.
Wildflower New York Charter School
Region: New York, '14
Mario Benabe always knew he wanted to teach and maximized his experience with Teach For America as a way to guide him from turning a passion into a career.
Region: Indianapolis, '12
Kyle Bender is a 2012 TFA Indy alumnus and current MBA candidate at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
University of Chicago
Region: New York, '13
Jamie saw firsthand the shortage of resources in low-income communities as a special education teacher. After the corps, Jamie dedicated her work in the field of philanthropy and social services to fight the very poverty that affected her students.
Executive Director of City Year Orlando
Director of Leadership Development and Training
College Advising Corps
Region: New York, '07
Having recently earned her Ed.M at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Education Policy and Management, Emily Blatter Boyer now serves as the Director of Leadership Development and Training at the College Advising Corps, working to improve college access and transition structures so all students can succeed no matter their economic status or origin.
Director of Special Projects
New York City Department of Education
Region: New York, '09
As a director of special projects in the Office of Teacher Effectiveness at the New York City Department of Education, Tory says that her time in the classroom helps give her credibility and authority.
Senior Vice President
The Mind Trust
Region: St. Louis, '08
After holding leadership positions at both TFA–Indianapolis and the Indianapolis mayor’s office, Brandon now serves in an executive role at The Mind Trust, where he where leads a team that recruits and supports outstanding school leaders.
Medical College of Georgia
Region: Rio Grande Valley, '14
Christian Sascha Brown is a medical student at the Medical College of Georgia interested in pursuing psychiatry and adolescent medicine.
Region: Connecticut, '13
After gaining experience in the corps, Jennifer possesses an invaluable perspective on the challenges schools face in an ever-evolving political climate. As a Fordham Law student, poised to effect change in our country’s education policies.
Region: Rio Grande Valley, '12
Eric joined TFA after five years in the professional world, working for nonprofits and in IT. As an eighth grade science teacher in south Texas, he was able to draw on his previous career experiences.