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.
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Student
Campaign Region: Rio Grande Valley
Enrolled in post-baccalaureate classes at Agnes Scott College, Christian Brown's ultimate goal is to attend medical school so she can address health care issues affecting adolescents.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Campaign Region: New York
Teach For America alum Sandrene Cassells shares how her time leading a classroom enhanced her love for medicine, leadership, and a lifelong dedication to teaching and serving marginalized communities.
Primary Care Research Fellow
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campaign Region: Houston
Alum Annie Dotson took her experience in the classroom to a career in health where she focuses her research on pregnancy and young children.
Seattle Children's Hospital
Campaign Region: Bay Area
During a public health internship in college, Lilian realized that teaching would blend her passion for science and her commitment to helping people. She’s now a pediatric resident working in rural communities that lack access to health care.
Primary Children’s Hospital/University of Utah
Campaign Region: Greater Philadelphia
Rebecca Purtell's experience as a TFA corps member prepared her for her role as a pediatric hospitalist at Primary Children’s Hospital, including her main responsibility of caring for acutely ill children.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Campaign Region: Eastern North Carolina
Dan Tilden discovered a new sense of purpose of serving in the corps. Today, he’s a resident in the Med-Peds program, which combines internal medicine and pediatrics.