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Meet our Alumni

Browse this list to find TFA alumni in business, politics, medicine, school leadership, journalism, nonprofits, technology, and more. Then click into their profiles to read more about how their experience as corps members shaped their careers.
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Profiles of Alumni


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Josh Anderson

Senior Fellow

FutureEd at Georgetown

Region: New York, '04

Josh is a senior fellow at FutureEd, an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.


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Founder & Chief Strategist

KDF Strategies

Region: Greater Philadelphia, '12

As founder of KDF Strategies, Kalisha advises organizations—primarily across the racial and gender justice fields—on policy, research, strategic planning, and political work.


Kaycee Gerhart

Vice President of Government and External Affairs

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Region: Colorado, '09

Alum Kaycee Gerhart took what she learned from her time in the classroom into a career supporting local government initiatives.


Luke Glaser

City council member and assistant principal

City of Hazard, Kentucky

Region: Appalachia, '13

City council member and Teach For America Appalachia alum Luke Glaser says that teaching can be that monumental first step to making a local community impact.


Nicholas Hall

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US Army

Region: Appalachia, '12

Nicholas shares how his students inspired him to join the National Guard and why teaching prepared him for a career in military service.


Sunny Liu

Principal Fiscal Analyst

New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

Region: New Mexico, '13

Sunny Liu currently works in the New Mexico Legislature, but got his start with Teach For America.


Garvey Pierre

Foreign Service Officer

US Department of State

Region: Miami-Dade, '09

As a U.S. diplomat, Garvey Pierre is working toward creating more understanding and connection around the world.


Denise Terrazas

Deputy Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs

New Mexico Public Education Department

Region: New Mexico, '13

Denise Terrazas joined Teach For America to help improve the educational outcomes in her home state of New Mexico.


Suzy Wang

Advisor to the Deputy Director of Management, Office of Management and Budget

The White House

Region: Greater New Orleans, '14

Suzy Wang started her time with Teach For America by overcoming a tough first day to thriving in front of the classroom.