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Jonathon Levin


Los Angeles, '09

Jonathon teaches computer science at Animo Westside Charter Middle School in Los Angeles. A National Board Certified math and technology teacher, he has introduced students to the future of technology by co-creating the computer science curriculum at Green Dot Public Schools.

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Scott Lan

Career Coach

Eastside College Preparatory School

Los Angeles, '06

Scott is a career coach at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California. In his current role, he supports Eastside alumni to and through college by instilling the life and leadership skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and beyond.


Beth Schmidt

Founder and Executive Chairman

Los Angeles, '07

The realization that millions of students don’t have access to the opportunities she had motivated Beth to teach. What she learned inspired her to become a social entrepreneur who gives thousands of students access to high quality summer programs.


William Trang

Product Marketing Manager

Google, Inc.

Los Angeles, '08

William used innovation and technology to engage his students and help them succeed. Today, he applies these same principles at Google, helps other teachers bring technology into the classroom, and empowers kids by teaching them to code.

Chris Brownson

Los Angeles, '93

Chris is a former corps member (Los Angeles '93) and a licensed psychologist. After his two-years teaching, he promptly returned to my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, to pursue graduate work in counseling psychology.


Nick Melvoin

School Board Member


Los Angeles, '10

Before Nick Melvoin was elected School Board Member in the second largest school district in the country, he was a Teach For America corps member advocating for communities in Los Angeles.


Ben Noury

Director of Education

National Association of Credit Management

Los Angeles, '13

Ben always knew he wanted to give back to communities similar to the one he grew up in, outside of Tampa, FL. As a first-generation college students, he wanted to serve as a role model to young men after college.


Mariana Aguilar



Los Angeles, '12

Mariana’s time in the classroom strengthened her resolve and developed her skills as a leader, propelling her toward a career focused on learning and career mobility as a consultant at Deloitte.