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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.

 

Charla Agnoletti

Region: Colorado, '09

Charla Agnoletti, M.Ed (Denver ‘09) is program director and instructor for the Public Achievement in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For Charla, a lifelong commitment to educational equity and social justice is rooted in her experiences as a former student and teacher in Denver Public Schools. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Critical Studies in Education at UCDenver.

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Mariana Aguilar

Consultant

Deloitte

Region: 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

Litigation Associate

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Region: St. Louis, '10

As a judicial law clerk for the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Matthew Aiken dealt 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

Region: 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

Region: 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.

Executive Leadership

Josh Anderson

Chief External Affairs Officer

Teach For America

Region: New York, '04

As the chief external affairs officer, Josh supports Teach For America's efforts to recruit the next generation of systems change leaders, strengthen its brand, and foster public will for equity and opportunity for all students.

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Nibette Aning

Director of College Success

Freedom Prep Academy

Region: 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

Region: 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

Region: 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

Senior Brand Manager

Starbucks by Nespresso

Region: 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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