Though most of Hunter’s Harvard friends went right into consulting, investment banking or government after graduation, he felt pulled between those opportunities and the classroom. Thinking back on his experience, he credits the corps with giving him transferable skills essential for succeeding in the business world, as well as the belief that all kids can succeed. As a former Executive Director of TFA’s Bay Area region and an advocate for education reform in New Orleans, he has learned that the private sector can play a powerful role in improving our schools and believes that so much is possible if the business world rallies behind community-driven reforms.
Q & A
There is no better preparation for any career. I learned to analyze data, work autonomously, hold myself accountable for results, and improvise when needed. I developed a strong belief in human potential.
I have the autonomy in my current role to be able to spend time working with charter schools in New Orleans to improve how they operate and help kids in my hometown get a great education.
You go in hoping to make a profound impact on students. And that is definitely true. But the flip side is, the life that is probably changed the most is yours. My students are always with me.