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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.

 

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Mariana Aguilar

Consultant

Deloitte

Los Angeles, '12

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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Matthew Aiken

Judicial Law Clerk

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

St. Louis, '10

As a judicial law clerk for the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Matthew Aiken deals with major legal issues on a daily basis. Despite the weight of this responsibility, he credits his ability to embrace the challenge to his time teaching 9th grade math as a corps member.

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Femi Alese

Product Manager

Internet Brands

Rhode Island, '13

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.

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Natasha S. Alford

Deputy Editor and Digital Host

TheGrio

D.C. Region, '10

In the fast-paced world of today’s media, Natasha S. Alford oozes confidence before the camera as a digital host for TheGrio. What you might not know is that she honed her talents as a teacher in the corps.

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Nibette Aning

Director of College Success

Freedom Prep Academy

New York, '06

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, Nibette was fully aware of the challenges her 2nd grade students faced. She remains committed to ending educational inequity as a director of college success at Freedom Prep Academy.

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Louise Baigelman

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Story Shares

Massachusetts, '09

Louise Baigelman is the co-founder and executive director of Story Shares, a digital platform that generates and distributes new categories of literature to address the literacy needs of struggling readers everywhere.

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Julie Baker

Associate, Labor & Employment

Jones Day

Rio Grande Valley, '05

Julie always knew she’d be a lawyer—she was drawn to the problem-solving aspect of the law. She honed that skill through figuring out how to get her students to succeed, and it prepared her to excel as a lawyer and to advocate for students.

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Lorea Barturen

Brand Manager

Starbucks

Colorado, '09

Lorea first got to see the everyday work, mission, and life of a corps member with TFA through her roommate. Soon after, Lorea traded in her consulting job at Accenture to join the corps, teaching high school Spanish—an experience that would lead to a purpose-driven career.

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Jamie Bernstein

A.M. Candidate

University of Chicago

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.

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Emily Blatter Boyer

Director of Leadership Development and Training

College Advising Corps

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.

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