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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President
The Mind Trust
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.
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.
Founder and CEO
St. Louis, '09
Charli’s experience teaching in her hometown showed her what’s at stake—and what’s possible—when a great education hangs in the balance. As the co-founder of inspireSTL and current CEO of WEPOWER, she’s part of an incredible network of St. Louis leaders expanding opportunities for kids.
Alum Kaycee Gerhart took what she learned from her time in the classroom into a career of helping nonprofits with their fundraising goals.
Founder and CEO
Teach For America started alum David Jessup on the path to open his own non-profit, Digi-Bridge, a Charlotte-based organization aiming to equip educational institutions with the necessary resources and support to teach 21st century learners the fundamentals of technology and beyond.
Senior Director, AP Program Innovation
The College Board
Greater Delta: Mississippi & Arkansas, '10
As a senior director at the College Board, Najee works to expand high school students’ access to AP courses and improve outcomes for more kids like those he taught in the corps.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Relay Graduate School of Education
Eastern North Carolina, '07
Megan is currently a founding assistant professor of practice at Relay University in Nashville, where she works with first-year educators on instruction and pedagogy.
Head of Philanthropy
New York, '06
Anjali Malipatil lauds her time as a middle school science teacher for preparing her for a career as Head of Philanthropy at PDT Partners, a global investment manager that funds strategic grants and projects for nonprofits and schools.