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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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Mariana Aguilar

Vice President, Education


Region: Los Angeles, '12

Mariana’s time in the classroom strengthened her resolve and developed her skills as a leader, propelling her toward a career that's included consulting with Deloitte and edtech leadership.


Paige Andersen

Project Coordinator

Region: Memphis, '18

Looking back on their Teach For America experience, Paige Andersen recognizes how they grew along with their students. As a Memphis 2018 corps member, Paige discovered the power of joy and how that translates into personal fulfillment.


Lorea Barturen

Product Marketing


Region: Colorado, '09

Lorea first got to see the everyday work, mission, and life of a corps member with TFA through her roommate. Soon after, Lorea traded in her consulting job at Accenture to join the corps, teaching high school Spanish—an experience that would lead to a purpose-driven career.


Eric Canosa

Full Stack Developer

Block + Tackle

Region: 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.


Leon Chan

Structural Engineer

Baldridge & Associates

Region: Hawai'i, '10

Teach For America alum Leon Chan applied for the organization after learning about the need for teachers with a STEM background.


Maggie Dahn

Associate Project Scientist

Connected Learning Lab

Region: Greater Chicago–Northwest Indiana, '08

Maggie's dual passions for education and the arts have intersected throughout her academic and career arcs. The wisdom she's gained from experience in the classroom has become invaluable throughout her professional journey.


Bernie January, Jr.

Co-Founder, Creative Director and Developer


Region: Greater Baton Rouge, '05

A lifelong artist, Bernie January, Jr. combined his love for art and teaching to establish a youth-run, design studio and workforce development program in New Orleans.


Abbas Manjee

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer


Region: New York, '09

As a professional, Abbas Manjee (New York '09) found the opportunity to transition from the finance sector to education through Teach For America. This shift allowed him to find greater fulfillment in his work and contribute innovative solutions.


Jasmine Maze

Chief of Education & Learning


Region: D.C. Region, '11

Edtech executive Jasmine Maze (D.C. region ’11) continues to make an impact in education today by leveraging the power of augmented reality to bring hidden history to life.


Kien Nguyen

Product Manager, Digital Payments

eCapital Corp.

Region: New York, '13

Kien Nguyen took the skills he learned while working in the classroom to developing software and technology to help connect users on various platforms.

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