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Minh Tran

Director of Research and Academic Partnerships

EF Education First

Los Angeles, '09

Minh led 89 students to academic success as a founding member of a charter school while in the corps. He’s now leveraging the skills he learned teaching on a global scale with EF Education First, the world’s largest private education company.


Tori Hines

Founder and Executive Director

Resurgence Hall

Los Angeles, '06

Tori Jackson Hines is the Founder and Executive Director of Resurgence Hall Public Charter School in Atlanta.


Pat Pontius

Senior Adviser, Community and Economic Development

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Los Angeles, '99

Pat Pontius served in the Obama administration as the Executive Director of the White House Council for Strong Cities, Strong Communities. Learn why he chose to serve in the classroom before his career in public service.


Isabella Rivera

Specialized Academic Instruction Program Coordinator

Total Education Solutions

Los Angeles, '11

Inspired by her time with Teach For America Los Angeles, Isabella Rivera continues to work to ensure students with exceptional needs can and should be meaningfully included and that every child has as access to a quality education.

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Barry Brinkley

Founding Site Director

College Track D.C.

Los Angeles, '01

Barry Omar Brinkley is the founding site director for College Track D.C., Ward 8 where he leads college access and completion support for students and families in the Ward 8 community.

Christine Nishimura

Executive Director

Teach For America Austin

Los Angeles, '06

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


Stephanie Downey-Toledo

Interim, Superintendent

Central Falls School District

Los Angeles, '03

Stephanie Downey Toledo joined Teach For America in 2003, where she taught in Los Angeles. During her time in the corps, Stephanie was selected as a Sue Lehman Regional Finalist. Before coming to Rhode Island, Stephanie served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Division of Students with Disabilities & English Language Leaders at the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). Stephanie currently serves as the Interim Superintendent of Central Falls School District in Rhode Island.