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Life as a Corps Member

10 Best Things About Joining Teach For America's Rural Regions

by The TFA Editorial Team

October 23, 2016

Sequoia Aldridge headshot photo.

Sequoia Aldridge

Retired Chief Warrant Officer-5

U.S. Marine Corps

Eastern North Carolina, '15

Sequoia is a Retired Marine Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CWO5) and former middle school science teacher in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Campbell University and her graduate degree in education administration from Trident University 


Megan Larson

Assistant Professor of Practice

Relay Graduate School of Education

Eastern North Carolina, '07

Megan is currently a founding assistant professor of practice at Relay University in Nashville, where she works with first-year educators on instruction and pedagogy.


Dan Tilden

Medical Resident

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Eastern North Carolina, '08

Dan Tilden discovered a new sense of purpose of serving in the corps. Today, he’s a resident in the Med-Peds program, which combines internal medicine and pediatrics.