One Day is the alumni magazine of Teach For America. We publish reporting and commentary on critical issues in pre-K–12 education and on the evolving work of Teach For America’s alumni and corps members. Our mission is to provide the information, perspective, and inspiration that our readers need to actively engage in the movement for educational equity and excellence.



Susan Brenna joined One Day in 2014 as its editor-in-chief. As a writer and editor, her reporting on education has appeared in numerous publications, including New York magazine. She has worked in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, and Maryland. She lives in Brooklyn. Email Susan Brenna.

Maria Burke joined One Day in 2013 as the magazine’s art director. She has more than 12 years of design experience,  specializing in print. She lives in Brooklyn. Email Maria Burke.

Leah Fabel (Chicago-NWI ’01) has been the associate editor of One Day since 2011. Prior to joining the magazine, she reported mainly on education in Washington, D.C., and its suburbs for the Washington Examiner. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons. Email Leah Fabel.

Tim Kennedy (Mississippi ’11) is the copy chief of One Day Magazine and a freelance journalist based in Vietnam. He taught in Marianna, Arkansas. Email Tim Kennedy.

Faviola Leyva joined One Day as a multimedia journalist in 2017. She earned her Master's of Journalism from UC Berkeley where she specialized in video storytelling and reporting. Most recently she has worked as a video production teacher at Oakland International High School and Fremont High School. She lives in Oakland, California. Email Faviola Leyva.

Joel Serin-Christ (Greater Philadelphia ’10) is the director of digital production for One Day’s online magazine. He got his start in multimedia storytelling while a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Berkeley, California. Email Joel Serin-Christ.

Paula Ann Solis joined One Day as a staff writer in 2016. She began reporting in Texas, and most recently she covered local and state education issues in Alaska’s capital, along with crime. She now lives in Houston, Texas. Email Paula Ann Solis.