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Adnan Barqawi


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Executive Director
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He came to the United States to pursue higher education at Virginia Tech, where he was selected as the first foreign national to command one of the six senior military colleges in the United States. After becoming a US citizen his senior year, he realized the massive educational inequality in the country he sought refuge to for educational opportunity, and decided to join Teach for America. Adnan taught 5th grade math and science in Marianna, Arkansas while earning his Master’s in Education. He was appointed to serve as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education in Virginia before joining the private sector. While working as a Global Product Manager at Asurion, he forged a partnership between Asurion and Teach For America that has brought summer learning opportunities to hundreds of local students and connected thousands of employees with volunteer opportunities in local classrooms.