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How One Class Won $145,000 by Fighting California's Drought

by The TFA Editorial Team

June 10, 2015


Hunter Pierson

Vice President

Goldman Sachs & Co

Bay Area, '01

Armed with the belief that America will only be a place of equal opportunity if all kids get an excellent education, Hunter now uses his teaching skills and business acumen to ensure New Orleans charter schools are well run and operationally strong.

National Council

Mary Vascellaro, Bay Area

Community Volunteer

Education and the Arts

Mary Vascellaro, a graduate of Brown University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has an extensive background in retail buying and management, working for organizations such as Filene's and Lord and Taylor.

The Collective Board

Niloy Gangopadhyay

Director of Special Populations

Texas Education Agency

Bay Area, '02

Niloy Gangopadhyay serves as the director of special populations at the Texas Education Agency. In this role, he supports the state's programming for highly mobile and at-risk English language learners as well as gifted and talented students.

Sean Parker

Executive Director

Teach For America Las Vegas

Bay Area, '09

Sean Parker was selected to serve as Teach For America’s Executive Director in the Las Vegas region after serving as the interim executive director and working on the team as the Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development.


Lilian Ho

Pediatric Resident

Seattle Children's Hospital

Bay Area, '07

During a public health internship in college, Lilian realized that teaching would blend her passion for science and her commitment to helping people. She’s now a pediatric resident working in rural communities that lack access to health care.