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Profiles of Alumni


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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.



Mariana Aguilar



Campaign Region: Los Angeles

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.


Lorea Barturen

Senior Brand Manager

Starbucks by Nespresso

Campaign Region: Colorado

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.


Jonathan Cook

Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group

Campaign Region: Massachusetts

Dr. Jonathan Cook’s love for science led him to TFA, where he taught the subject as a corps member. While he mainly works in science-based fields for The Boston Consulting Group, he remains committed to the mission as an education consultant.


Elaine Dang

Summer Associate

McKinsey & Company

Campaign Region: New Mexico

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.


Emily Drexler

Strategic Planner

Chicago Transit Authority

Campaign Region: New York

Emily is a strategic planner for the Chicago Transit Authority, which entails delivering quality, affordable transit services that link jobs, people, and communities.


Nat Natarajan

Investment Banking Associate


Campaign Region: New Jersey

Nat Natarajan first learned the value of building relationships as a middle school math teacher with the corps. Years later, he remains involved in education in his role as an investment banker working on a technology team whose focus is in edtech.


Ben Noury

Director of Education

National Association of Credit Management

Campaign Region: Los Angeles

Ben always knew he wanted to give back to communities similar to the one he grew up in, outside of Tampa, FL. As a first-generation college students, he wanted to serve as a role model to young men after college.


Hunter Pierson

Vice President

Goldman Sachs & Co

Campaign Region: Bay Area

Armed with the belief that America will only be a place of equal opportunity if all kids get an excellent education, Hunter now uses his teaching skills and business acumen to ensure New Orleans charter schools are well run and operationally strong.


Rose Rodd Hartwig

Founder & Principal Consultant

Marketing Fluency

Campaign Region: New York

The daughter of educators, Rose has always valued education and helping others. She’s applied the communication and entrepreneurial skills she learned teaching to build her own marketing consulting company, and sits on the board of GeoKids.


Sourjya Rudra

Business Planning Consultant

Akili Inc.

Campaign Region: Memphis

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.

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