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Teach For America Alumni Region Austin, Texas

Get to know the people deeply involved in the Austin region. 

Texas For America Austin Director Christine Nishimura

Christine Nishimura

Los Angeles '06

Executive Director

Teach For America Austin

Christine Nishimura (Los Angeles ’06) brings more than a decade of education and legal experience to her role as executive director for Austin.

Meet Our Staff

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Senior Managing Director, Teach For America Austin

Nicole Seltman

New Mexico


Nicole joined TFA in 2006 and taught in New Mexico. Prior to joining TFA Austin staff, Nicole served as the Director of School Improvement at the Texas Education Agency and found KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary.

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Manager, Alumni Impact for San Antonio and Austin

Sofia Lanza

San Antonio


Sophia graduated from University of Florida in 2019 and joined TFA, teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Davis Middle School in San Antonio. After the corps, she joined TFA San Antonio and most recently TFA Austin.

Meet Our Alumni Board

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Board Chair

Financial Advisor Edward Jones

Phillip Bedford

Oklahoma City


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Board Team Leader

Assistant Principal of Instruction KIPP Austin Collegiate

Andrea Gutierrez

Rio Grande Valley


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Board Team Leader

Senior Strategy Advisor Dell

Daniella Gennaro



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ELL/ESL Secondary Curriculum and Policy Specialist Austin Independent School District

Alexa Higginbotham

Rio Grande Valley


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Customer Retention and Growth Dropbox

John Manger



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Customer Success Manager eSpark Learning

Katie Weinheimber

New Orleans


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Associate Attorney Jorgeson Pittman LLP

Brianna Lozito

Dallas-Fort Worth


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Board Team Leader

Regional Special Leadership Team KIPP Texas

Patiance Villa



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Planning and Evaluation Coordinator Austin ISD's Office of Innovation and Development

Kristen Mosley

Dallas-Fort Worth


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Founder J. Chacon Consulting

Jess Chacon



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Education Analyst Public Consulting Group

Nicholas Munce

Dallas-Fort Worth


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Employer Relations Lead Moody College of Communications UT Austin

Ian McEntee

South Louisiana


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Coaching and Teaching Wayside Publics Schools in Austin, TX

Aimee Jones-Wilkerson



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Senior Attorney Texas Association of School Boards

Jasmine Wightman



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Chief Community Officer Austin Achieve

Daniela Rubio