Former President & CEO
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Jim Heeter most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce until 2016.
School Board Member
Region: 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.
Chief Growth and Impact Officer
Latinos for Education
Region: Bay Area, '07
Teach For America alum Daniel Velasco works to increase the number of Latinx educators pursuing leadership roles within the education sector
Head of Retail Flagship Services
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Jamey Delaplane is a principal and head of securities and ERISA regulation at Vanguard.
YES Prep Gulfton
Region: Houston, '09
As the first person in his family to graduate college, Oscar Romano was looking at a career in business before he joined the corps. Now, a School Director at YES Prep Gulfton in Houston, helping kids succeed is Oscar's life mission.
Laurisa was involved in the founding of Teach For America Delaware and subsequently served as executive director until 2018.
West Wing Writers
Region: Miami-Dade, '10
Kousha deferred a dream job with Google to make an immediate impact dismantling educational inequity. Today, as a speechwriter, he brings awareness to important issues that influence education.
Jenner & Block
Region: New York, '09
Thomas first cut his teeth in public service and law as an aide to Texas state senator Eddie Lucio Jr. From that point forward, he has been driven to combine those two passions in his career.
Education Activist & Philanthropist
Leslie Miller Saiontz is a philanthropist, education activist, and impact investor. Leslie is founder of Achieve Miami, a foundation that launches, scales, and develops programs that narrow the achievement gap.
Region: Washington, '06
Tom says he seized on the opportunity to become a corps member after graduating from Harvard to expand his horizons and challenge himself. Now serving as Counsel for SpaceX, he builds on the resilience he learned in the corps.