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Students & Communities

Free to Ride in Memphis, Tennessee

by Leah Fabel

February 27, 2019

Athena Palmer

Executive Director

Teach For America Memphis

Memphis, '06

Athena Palmer is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and taught high school ecology, anatomy, physiology, and chemistry at Kingsbury High School as a 2006 charter corps member in Memphis.


Sourjya Rudra

Business Planning Consultant

Akili Inc.

Memphis, '15

Sourjya's career took an unexpected detour when he joined the corps.  As a consultant, he brings his classroom leadership experience to the corporate world.

Corps Member

Brennan Steele

Accelerate Fellowship Participant

Memphis, '18

During Accelerate, I became very in tune with the importance of place when it comes to educational equity work. When entering a community that you are not familiar with, it is extremely important to understand the way in which social, political, and economic systems work.

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