Our People

Board & Advisors

Laura Barrowman is the Chief Information Officer at Credit Suisse, working to provide a best-in-class technology service and software strategy for the bank in support of its digital transformation.

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Chief Information Officer, Credit Suisse

Dr. Vishakha N. Desai is Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to President Lee C.

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Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President, Columbia University in the City of New York

Paul Fletcher joined CDC Group plc in 2000 from Citibank, where he held various roles in Tokyo, New York, Nairobi and London. He was appointed CEO of CDC in 2002 and oversaw the spin off which created Actis.

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Executive Chairman, Actis; Co-founder, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

Amy is a managing partner of Imaginable Futures. Amy was previously responsible for Omidyar Network’s work in Education, Financial Inclusion, Property Rights, and Consumer Internet & Mobile initiatives in key geographies.

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Managing Partner & Board Member, Imaginable Futures
Wendy is the CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All. In 1989, she founded Teach For America after graduating from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. The author of two books, she lives in New York City with her family.
CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All

Dr. Mona Mourshed is the President and founding CEO of Generation: You Employed, a global non-profit. Generation trains and places youth and mid-career learners in jobs that would otherwise be beyond their reach.

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President & CEO, Generation: You Employed

Dzingai Mutumbuka currently serves as a member of the governing board for UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning.

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Chairman, Zimbabwe National Commission of UNESCO

Dr. Thomas Ogilvie has held a number of management positions over more than fifteen years with Deutsche Post DHL Group. He joined the company in December 2001 with the Market Research Service Center (MRSC) at Deutsche Post Consult GmbH.

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Board of Management, Human Resources & Corporate Incubations, Deutsche Post DHL Group

Gbenga Oyebode is the Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, (Barristers & Solicitors) one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.

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Chairman, Aluko & Oyebode

Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of both the Global Education Innovation Initiative and the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Director, International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Mr.

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Global Director of Santander Universities & CEO Universia Holding, Banco Santander

Jaime Saavedra leads the Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He rejoined the World Bank Group from the Government of Peru, where he served as Minister of Education from 2013 through 2016.

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Global Director for Education, World Bank

As Director of the Education Portfolio, Beth leads Emerson Collective’s education efforts to radically improve outcomes for students and advance broader social justice efforts.

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Director, Education Portfolio, Emerson Collective

Robert (Bob) W. Scully is currently a board member of Chubb Limited, Zoetis Inc., and KKR & Co. 

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Board Member, Chubb Limited, Zoetis Inc. and KKR & Co

Kan Hiroshi Suzuki is a pioneer of the promotion of active learning in Japan. He currently serves as Ministerial Aide, Chief Policy Officer to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan.

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Ministerial Aide, Chief Policy Officer to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Global Ambassador

Recording Artist and Philanthropist

Directors Emeriti

CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group
Vice President, Business in the Community
Chairman, Rolls-Royce plc
President & CEO, Robertson Foundation
Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
CEO, Enseña Chile
Director for Education and Skills, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, OECD
Founder and Honorary President, Teach First and Co-Founder, Teach For All

I am a 14 year old Sudanese girl who moved to Qatar when she was eight months old.

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Student
Teach For Qatar

I am 14 years old and am from Chennai, India, where I study in the 9th grade at Chennai Higher Secondary school TH road.

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Student
Teach For India

I am 17 years old and in the 6th year of the accounting technical career path. I live in Mexico in Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo León.

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Student
Enseña por México

Oi! I’m Raquel, a 17 year old from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, but currently living in Latvia. I’m in 11th grade pursuing my International Baccalaureate Diploma, having a special interest in Global Politics and Economics.

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Student

l am a 14 year old girl from Zimbabwe, where l live in Chizvirizvi village 2 in Chiredzi district under Masvingo Province. l am humble and active in personality.

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Student
Teach For Zimbabwe

I am a 15 year old girl who lives in the town of Aragstsavan, Armenia. I grew up in an extended family that consists of six people: my mother, father, grandmother, and two siblings. My education started in 2012 when I was six years old.

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Student
Teach For Armenia

Esther is a 16 year old change-maker from a rural community in Lagos State. She is a final year student of Community Senior High School Idata/Ilagbo, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Student
Teach For Nigeria

I am 15 years old, a tenth grader, and part of the Scholarship Program of my school located in Lima, Peru, and am happy to have this new experience with other people worldwide!

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Student
Enseña Perú

Partner CEOs

Rahmatullah Arman leads Teach For Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s largest youth led organization, as its President and Founder.

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Teach For Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Verónica is an Enseña por Argentina alumna. She has a degree in International Relations and advanced studies in Education and Public Policy.

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Enseñá por Argentina
Argentina

As the Founder and CEO of Teach For Armenia, Larisa believes that providing equal educational opportunities for all children in Armenia is at the core of unlocking her nation's full potential.

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Teach For Armenia
Armenia

Melodie Potts Rosevear has been involved with Teach For Australia since its earliest conception.

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Teach For Australia
Australia

Severin joined Teach For Austria in July 2021. Prior to his appointment, he worked for Deutsche Bank in several international management roles, most recently as Head of Corporate Bank Coverage in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Teach For Austria
Austria

Maimuna is the founder and CEO of Teach For Bangladesh. As a 2009 Teach For America corps member, Maimuna taught secondary school math at a public charter school in southeast Washington, D.C.

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Teach For Bangladesh
Bangladesh

After studying Business Engineering, Caroline worked at Deloitte before joining the French non-profit association IECD, where she worked on a variety of development projects in Africa, the Middle-East, and Asia.

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Teach For Belgium
Belgium

Adriana Yaffar has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with honors from Masters for Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with honors from the Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo.

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Enseña por Bolivia
Bolivia

Erica is the CEO and Founder of Ensina Brasil.

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Ensina Brasil
Brazil

Trayan has been with Teach For Bulgaria since the organization's founding in 2010. He was previously the Program Director, overseeing participant admissions and leadership development, alumni engagement, and impact evaluation.

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Teach For Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Monirath Siv was born and raised in Cambodia by a single mother who, despite being at the top of her class, was forced to withdraw from school due to financial pressures on her family.

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Teach For Cambodia
Cambodia

Tomás Recart began to think of education as a systemic problem while working as a civil engineer for four and a half years with low-income municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Chile.

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Enseña Chile
Chile

Qinan Liao is the CEO of Teach For China. Before he stepped into this role Qinan led Teach For China’s operations in the Guangdong region, including their strategic expansion and government engagement.

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Teach For China
China

Margarita has extensive professional experience in managing educational, social, and peace-building programs and projects in the public sector, where she was recognized for her leadership style and ability to build highly motivated, successful tea

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Enseña por Colombia
Colombia

Thomas Alexander Hoelgaard is Teach First Danmark’s CEO. He took over the role from Jesper Bergmann, who was one of the cofounders of Teach First Danmark.

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Teach First Danmark
Denmark
Enseña Ecuador
Ecuador

Annika was appointed as CEO of Noored Kooli in August 2021. Before joining the Noored Kooli team, she worked and studied in different countries including Finland, Sweden, the USA, and Denmark.

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Noored Kooli
Estonia

Alex Habte Chere is the CEO & Founder of Teach For Ethiopia, which he has been developing since 2018.

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Teach For Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Nayla holds an engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from HEC and has more than 20 years of experience in diverse organizations (private sector and not for profit) working on transformation and development. 

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Le Choix de l'école
France

Sonja Köpke, born in Berlin, joined Teach First Deutschland in 2012 after working together with a Teach First Deutschland fellow as a teacher.

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Teach First Deutschland
Germany

Prior to establishing Lead For Ghana, Daniel worked as a biotechnologist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Lead For Ghana
Ghana

Nedgine is the Co-founder and CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti, which seeks to raise education outcomes in rural Haiti by promoting teacher excellence and student success—rooted in Haitian culture, customs, and community.

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Anseye Pou Ayiti
Haiti

Shaheen Mistri is the CEO of Teach For India, and serves as one of its founding board members.  She has earned global recognition for her dedication and commitment to the fight for educational equity.

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Teach For India
India

Dana Pyenik is an educator, principal, and social entrepreneur.

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Teach First Israel
Israel

Andrea Pastorelli holds an undergraduate degree in Communications and Cultural Studies from  Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Masters degree in International Development and the Environment from Kings College, London.

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Teach For Italy
Italy

Takeaki Nakahara became the CEO of Teach For Japan in October 2018.

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Teach For Japan
Japan

Yukabeth Kidenda is the Co-founder and CEO of Teach for Kenya. Growing up in a middle class Kenyan home, Yukabeth was greatly influenced by her grandfather and mother who were both trained teachers.

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Teach For Kenya
Kenya

Ramona is a 2013 Iespējamā misija graduate. She joined Iespējamā misija as a project manager in January 2021 and was appointed CEO in January 2022.

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Iespējamā Misija
Latvia

Salyne is actively involved in civil society issues. She participated in the Middle East Partnership Initiative Program for Student Leaders at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Teach For Lebanon
Lebanon

Alicia-Ann brings to Teach For Liberia a combined two decades of project management and nonprofit administration experience.

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Teach For Liberia
Liberia

Agnė Motiejūnė is the CEO of Renkuosi Mokyti! and an alumna of the program. As a participant, she taught geography, sociology, and economics and served as a deputy principal.

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Renkuosi Mokyti!
Lithuania

Chan Soon Seng joined the inaugural Teach For Malaysia Cohort in 2012, and like many other fellows and alumni, the experience had a profound impact on his worldview.

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Teach For Malaysia
Malaysia

Juan Manuel Gonzalez is the CEO of Enseña por México. Juan Manuel has more than 10 years of experience managing international projects in the public and private sectors.

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Enseña por México
Mexico

Mohamed El Idrissi is the Founder and CEO of Teach For Morocco.

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Teach For Morocco
Morocco

Swastika Shrestha is the Co-founder and CEO at Teach For Nepal, a movement of outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are committed to ending education inequity in Nepal starting with a two-year teaching fellowship in public s

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Teach For Nepal
Nepal

Michelle is a Polynesian educator, theatre-maker, mother and former high school dropout.

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Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ
New Zealand

Folawe Omikunle graduated from Babcock University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy.

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Teach For Nigeria
Nigeria

Khadija is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Teach For Pakistan, a national non-profit company that nurtures leadership to end educational inequity.

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Teach For Pakistan
Pakistan

Lorena Valencia is a Co-founder and CEO of Enseña por Panamá. Prior to launching Enseña por Panamá, Lorena headed the Panama chapter of Learning Enterprises, which she founded in 2005.

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Enseña por Panamá
Panama

Claudia strongly believes in the power of education to create a just society that provides equal access to opportunities for everyone.  

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Enseña por Paraguay
Paraguay

Franco Mosso is the co-founder and CEO of Enseña Perú. An economist who graduated from Peru’s Universidad de la Pacífico, he also serves as a leadership specialist in change management at the Center for Adaptive Leadership in Peru.

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Enseña Perú
Peru

Clarissa began her career with research and impact measurement.

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Teach for the Philippines
Philippines

Katarzyna is the CEO and Co-founder of Teach For Poland. Since the beginning of her career, she has been associated with the nonprofit sector, where she developed her passion for education and leadership skills development among children.

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Teach For Poland
Poland

Pedro Almeida has a degree in Electro-technical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. After working as a Business Analyst in London in the food distribution industry, Pedro completed an MBA at INSEAD.

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Teach For Portugal
Portugal

Nasser Yousef Al Jaber graduated from Georgetown University for Foreign Service in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in International Politics and a Certificate in American Studies.

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Teach For Qatar
Qatar

Having held several senior and leadership roles throughout a career spanning over two decades in the corporate world, Iulia is a fervent supporter of self-growth and development.

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Teach For Romania
Romania

Raby Gueye is the founder and CEO of Teach For Senegal, which seeks to raise educational outcomes in Senegal so that one day every Senegalese child feels seen, loved, and liberated.

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Teach For Senegal
Senegal

Teach For Sierra Leone is driven by the dynamic leadership of Josephine Saidu.

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Teach For Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Stanislav Boledovič is a social entrepreneur and educator working to make significant improvement in the education system in Slovakia.

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Teach For Slovakia
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

David Oliphant is the Co-founder and CEO of Teach the Nation (TTN).

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Teach The Nation
South Africa

Beatriz began her career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Spain before moving to the Tax department and specializing in financial services.

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Empieza por Educar
Spain

Ida is the CEO for Teach for Sweden and, since 2010, has been the CEO for the non-profit organization Rektorsakademien, a leading professional network for leadership in education and business with over 11,000 members.

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Teach For Sweden
Sweden

Vichitapol is the CEO and Founder of Teach For Thailand.

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Teach For Thailand
Thailand

Teach For Uganda’s Co-founder and Chief of Programs, Charlotte I. Nsengiyumva, has over five years of youth development experience. Upon completing university, she worked as a high school teacher for two years before joining Educate!

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Teach For Uganda
Uganda

Prior to co-founding Teach For Unganda, CEO James Kassaga Arinaitwe gained eight years of international development experience working with The Carter Center in the United States, the non-profit organization founded by former U.S.

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Teach For Uganda
Uganda

Oksana’s decision to join Teach For Ukraine comes from her personal story. She was born in a small Ukrainian town and went to a regular secondary school.

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Teach For Ukraine
Ukraine

Prior to becoming CEO of Teach First, Russell was General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) in the United Kingdom from 2010-2017, following a career in the software industry and as a management consultant with Hay Group

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Teach First
United Kingdom

Elisa’s passion for educational equity comes from personal experience.

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Teach For America
United States

Sofía Puig transitioned to lead Enseña Uruguay as their Executive Director in 2018. Prior to this, Sofía had joined the program as a Fellow in 2016, teaching English and Spanish to teenagers in one of the most vulnerable communities in Uruguay.

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Enseña Uruguay
Uruguay

Prior to being appointed as the CEO of Teach For Vietnam, Trang Nguyen joined the team to lead the Development and Alumni Impact department in 2018.

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Teach For Vietnam
Vietnam

Dr. Miriam Farai Siwela (née Jabangwe) is the CEO and Co-founder of Teach For Zimbabwe. Miriam’s formative years were characterized by extreme poverty, as she lived in one of the most impoverished parts of Zimbabwe.

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Teach For Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Staff

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Madhavi started with Teach For All in 2013. She is currently with People Operations and incredibly passionate about supporting staff and working collectively towards our shared vision.
Location: United Kingdom
Madhavi Acharya
Director, Global Payroll & Benefits
TEAM: People Operations
Elias serves as Chief of Staff in the Americas. He brings over 10 years of experience in education management and development in the public, private, and government sectors.
Location: Mexico
Elias Alvarado
Chief of Staff
TEAM: Americas
Rafael sits on the Americas team supporting the external strategy operations as Senior Associate for Fundraising and External Affairs. He joined Teach For All in 2018 with the Global Events Team.
Location: Mexico
Rafael Alvarez Fierro
Manager, Global Grantmaking Programs
TEAM: Americas
Network Operations
I am on a journey of self discovery and enjoy learning how different experiences make for excellent stories! Wish to dwell upon the mysteries of life? Please get in touch!
Location: Malaysia
Claudia Anthony
Project Manager, Learning Experiences
TEAM: Network Learning
Denisse joined Teach For All in October 2015 as Senior Associate on the Government & Multilateral Partnerships team and currently leads the Knowledge foundations functions within Network learning.
Location: United States
Denisse Arias
Team Lead, Knowledge – Foundations
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Foundations
My team leads Teach For All's effort to build an interconnected, global community where the tens of thousands of teachers and alumni across our network are learning from and supporting each other, to accelerate local impact.
Location: Canada
Lucy Ashman
Connectivity Team Lead
TEAM: Network Learning
Connectivity
Hany joined Teach For All in 2011, he oversees the accounting operations, manages treasury functions and ensures compliance with accounting standards and other regulatory requirements.
Location: United States
Hany Aziz
Financial Controller
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Privet! I am Anasstassia from Belarus. I am passionate about working collectively and urgently to build a more equitable liberated world. In my fifth year at Teach For All I look forward to continuing to work and grow with my colleagues.
Location: United States
Anasstassia Baichorova
Global Knowledge Lead, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with the Global Network and Global Organization
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Foundations
Location: Spain
Nerina Barbosa
Senior Associate, Fundraising and External Affairs
TEAM: Europe
Peter joined Teach For All in 2017 and works on our tech team based in the New York office. Besides loving everything sci-fi he also is striving to visit every National Park in the US with his two boys – only 298 to go!
Location: United States
Peter Baresic
Senior Associate, Technology Solutions and Support
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
Sophie earned a degree in Fashion Design and 10 years' experience working in the fashion industry before joining the Global Events team at Teach For All in 2013. She now manages team operations for the Global Learning Lab for Community Impact.
Location: United Kingdom
Sophie Barker
Chief of Staff
TEAM: Network Operations
Kim leads advocacy and strategic partnerships on Teach For All’s GML team. She is passionate about the collective power of youth and local communities to be a force for change in education.
Location: United States
Kim Baskin
Government and Multilateral Affairs Global Specialist
TEAM: Government and Multilateral
Alex leads our learning about the factors that bring about systemic changes to improve education for all kids. You can read about his experiences in his book Natural Born Learners.
Location: United Kingdom
Alex Beard
Head of Global Learning Lab, Community Impact
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Foundations
With a passion for serving community and causes, I have engaged with various impact areas: education, health, arts and nonprofit consulting. I seek to foster global champions, change and happiness.
Location: Singapore
Shruti Bengani
APAC External Operations Associate
TEAM: Asia Pacific
How do we work in partnership with our students and communities to unleash our fullest individual and collective potential to move closer towards true equity for all? This question keeps me up at night and underlies my approach to the work we do.
Location: India
Sanaya Bharucha
Global Consultant and Coach, Student Leadership and Participant Impact
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Location: United Kingdom
Nimesh Bhundia
Director, Global Technology Operations
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
Fernando has a great passion for supporting individuals, teams, and organizations to grow and transform through leadership development learning experiences.
Location: United States
Fernando Bianchetti
Global Consultant & Coach
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Location: United Kingdom
Katrina Black
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Europe
Jessica was a teacher for eight years before she moved into teacher education. Based in London, Jessica was a Curriculum Design Manager at Teach First before joining Teach For All.
Location: United Kingdom
Jessica Boyd
Knowledge Lead, Alumni Strategy & Program Culture
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Program
Rachel began her career in Washington DC from 2007-2013 as a special education teacher and teacher coach. She took a "sabbatical" from teaching to work with Teach For America and now with Teach For All where she continues to learn every day!
Location: United States
Rachel Brody
Head of Inclusive Education and Programmatic Partnerships
TEAM: Network Learning
Strategy & Operations
Location: Belgium
Norica-Livia Buzoi
Head of Foundations (Institutional Partnerships)
TEAM: Global Development
Location: South Africa
Feroza Cassim
Executive Assistant to the CNO
TEAM: Executive Management Team
As the regional external strategy operations support in Africa, Bridget supports Teach For All's external efforts in the Africa region. She loves to cook and try new recipes.
Location: Malawi
Bridget Chabunya
Director, Fundraising and External Strategy
TEAM: Africa
Location: United States
Benny Chan
Finance Operations and Compliance Officer
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Back in '94 I learned about this thing called "the internet," which turned out to be my new passion. I love technology and specialize in Drupal, WordPress, solutioning, and project management. My main passions are my daughters, pets, and quests!
Location: United States
Kathy Chavez
Director, Web Development
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
Tarek has extensive experience in education, edtech and entrepreneurship, from policy/strategy/program design to delivery levels in LMCIs.
Location: Tunisia
Tarek Chehidi
Global Head of Future of Work and Public Sector
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Foundations
Wozani manages the team's systems and co-ordinates team communications and cross team collaboration. She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential.
Location: United Kingdom
Wozani Chida
Regional Strategy and Operations Lead – Africa
TEAM: Africa
Roma - Chinese mix Community builder passionate about developing people and fostering belonging. Since 2010 built communities in youth development, education, startups, legal tech, and eCommerce.
Location: Spain
Pixie Cigar
Director, Online Communities
TEAM: Connectivity
Jossa has more than 15 years of work experience in the development sector. She has a master's degree in Public Management and an advance master's degree in Development Evaluation and Management.
Location: Belgium
Jossa De Pano
Project Operations Specialist
TEAM: Strategy & Operations
Robbie is the Research & Evaluation Specialist at Teach For All. He provides global support on research and evaluation, manages the portfolio of external evaluations.
Location: United States
Robbie Dean
Global Director, Research, Evaluation & Network Learning
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Foundations
Tamara's work spans three key areas: building support and understanding of Teach For All's approach in the MENA region, working with emerging partners, and supporting current partners to build public and private sector partnerships that increase their impact.
Location: United Arab Emirates
Tamara Durzi
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Middle East & North Africa
Location: United States
Ewurama Ewusi-Mensah
Head of Global Development Communications
TEAM: Global Development
Edgar grew up in Mexico City. He holds an MBA and BA in accounting and finance. He is located in DC and is working towards finance and grant management.
Location: Mexico
Edgar Farfan
Finance and Grants Manager (USAID)
TEAM: Americas
Marwa has over 15 years of experience in organization development, culture transformation, change management, leadership development & coaching. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from the Arab Academy for Science & Technology.
Location: United Kingdom
Marwa Farouq
Head of People, Organization, & Culture
TEAM: People, Organization & Culture
Steven Farr co-leads Teach For All’s Global Learning Lab which seeks, supports, and spreads insights from transformational classrooms and communities around the world. He lives in Washington, DC.
Location: United States
Steven Farr
Head of Global Learning Lab, Classroom Impact
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Program
Nuria is an experienced Project Manager for EU-funded projects who believes in the power of policy research and science communication to shape a better future for all children.
Location: Spain
Nuria Febrer
Project Manager
TEAM: Government and Multilateral
Paola is in charge of the funding opportunities research and analysis for Teach For All's global organization and network partners. She also provides admin support to the multilateral portfolio.
Location: Spain
Paola Ferrando
Multilateral Affairs Analyst
TEAM: Government and Multilateral
Ana oversees partner support and engagement in the Americas and supports the launch of new organizations in the region. She brings more than 20 years of experience in international development work.
Location: United States
Ana Florez
Head of Region
TEAM: Americas
I set vision and strategy for learning experiences to support local leaders working within communities across our network.
Location: United States
Mariana Franco
Director, Learning Experiences - Community Impact 
TEAM: Global Development
Renuka joined us in Jan 2020. She enjoys being an Instructional Designer. And is now excited to bring her expertise in Instructional Design and e-learning to further Teach for All’s overall vision.
Location: India
Renuka Gadde
Learning Design Partner
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Matt works globally to strengthen public and private sector support for partners. Northern Ireland native, he’s worked in Washington D.C., Sydney, London and now Berlin, Germany.
Location: Germany
Matt Gillespie
Global Consultant, Development and Government Engagement
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Jing Pei works closely with our network partners in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Teach For All, she dabbled in management consulting, research, tech startup and social enterprise.
Location: Malaysia
Jing Pei Goh-Asmala
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Asia Pacific
Paola leads the communications, storytelling & marketing strategy on raising awareness to make network participants & alumni feel part of an interconnected global network of change-makers with the benefits that come with it.
Location: Mexico
Paola Gomez
Director – Communications & Storytelling
TEAM: Network Learning
Connectivity
Abby focuses on strategy and operations across the Public Affairs team and also leads design and branding work for the global organization. Prior to Teach For All, she taught 3rd and 4th grade through Teach For America in New York City.
Location: United States
Abby Gorman
Director, Public Affairs
TEAM: Public Affairs
Location: Ecuador
Daniela Guzman
Social Media & Communications Specialist
TEAM: Public Affairs
Macarena works globally providing support on Participant Selection and Placement to network partners. Prior to Teach For All, she was the Head of Selection for Enseña Chile
Location: Chile
Macarena Gysling
Global Knowledge Lead, Selection & Placement
TEAM: Knowledge, Program
Jim leads USAID-funded work in the Americas and serves as a portfolio lead for partners in the region. He brings over 12 years of experience in education and international service.
Location: United States
Jim Hahn
Deputy Program Director
TEAM: Americas
A Teach for Pakistan Alum, Zara has been working in the education development space in both the USA and Pakistan since 2013. She is currently based in Boston, USA
Location: United States
Zara Hasnain
Leadership Gifts Specialist
TEAM: Global Development
As I seek to understand and articulate what it means to reimagine our classrooms and social systems, I have forgotten much that I thought I knew and learned again much that I had forgotten.
Location: United Kingdom
Jude Heaton
Partner, Learning Design Through Insights & Storytelling
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Rebecca has been with Teach For All since 2008. She is committed to building healthy, sustainable, learning organizations that transform educational opportunities for children everywhere.
Location: United States
Rebecca Helmer
Head of Coaching & Consulting
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Kendra manages Teach For All's partner engagement strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Location: United States
Kendra Hennig
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Americas
Location: United Kingdom
Samantha Ho Kriegel
Director of Fundraising – Europe
TEAM: Global Development
Harriet supports People Operations with Strategic Projects. She Joined Teach For All in 2010 and previously led The Global Events Team.
Location: United Kingdom
Harriet Holly
Project Manager of Events & Learning Experiences
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Kerri has a background in the arts and arts education, and she brings a decade of experience as an executive assistant and client relations coordinator.
Location: United States
Kerri Hopkins
Executive Assistant to the CEO
TEAM: Executive Management Team
Location: United Kingdom
Matthew Horine
Global Head of Technology and Innovation
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
Jared joined Teach For All in 2011 and currently leads on programmatic strategy and learning. He has taught in Mississippi, USA as well as Yangon, Myanmar and has lived in the UAE, Qatar, Malaysia, and Norway. He currently lives in South Carolina with his family.
Location: United States
Jared Hove
Leadership and Learning Experiences Design Partner
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Margot joined Teach For All in 2011 and is currently the Director of Strategy, Learning and Operations on the Scale team. Prior to Teach For All, she was the Director of Development for Teach For America’s Mid-Atlantic Region.
Location: United States
Margot Huber
Director, Network Operations - Knowledge Management
TEAM: Network Operations
Location: United Kingdom
Abigail Huston
Head of Region
TEAM: Europe
Morayma began her journey in education as a teacher in USA, then collaborating with Enseña por México for almost 6 years. Since joining Teach for All, she enjoys learning from engaging with partners.
Location: Mexico
Morayma Jiménez
Global Consultant & Coach
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
I use storytelling through videos, photos, and writing to amplify diverse voices from across the network (and beyond) and create spaces to collectively learn from the experiences and insights they share.
Location: United Kingdom
Faolan Jones
Learning Expreriences Specialist, Video production
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Location: Israel
Jeff Kern
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Europe
As the Head of Teach For All’s Scale team, Darrin guides the development of Teach For All network partners’ public affairs, fundraising, government affairs, and recruitment efforts.
Location: United States
Darrin Kerr
Head of Network Learning
TEAM: Network Learning
Location: United States
Leigh Kincaid
Global Consultant
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Wendy is the CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All. In 1989, she founded Teach For America after graduating from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. The author of two books, she lives in New York City with her family.
Location: United States
Wendy Kopp
CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
TEAM: Executive Management Team
Location: United Kingdom
Madeleine Krajewski
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Europe
Lennart joined Teach For All in February 2022 as Global Head of Climate Education and Leadership. He is incredibly passionate about collective, bold and equity-focused climate action.
Location: Germany
Lennart Kuntze
Global Head of Climate Education and Leadership
TEAM: Knowledge, Program
Pierina works with the Africa team to optimize learning opportunities that facilitate partner impact. She also supports prospective entrepreneurs interested in starting a network organization.
Location: Ghana
Pierina Ladzekpo
Director for Strategy and Learning
TEAM: Africa
Su Wen is a law graduate who has come to prefer project management and operations. She has a passion for education, gender and socioeconomic equality and is excited about contributing to Teach For All
Location: Malaysia
Lee Su Wen
Chief of Staff
TEAM: People, Organization & Culture
Jeff has a passion for telling the inspiring stories of transformation, leadership, and change from across the Teach For All network. He produces, shoots, and edits videos and other multimedia projects for Teach For All's website and other platforms.
Location: United States
Jeffrey Levick
Director of Video & Multimedia Production
TEAM: Public Affairs
Deb leads on editorial and content for Teach For All's website, newsletters, and other media. Previously, she was an editorial director at Nickelodeon, and she's the author of three children's books (and one for adults). Deb lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Location: United States
Deborah Levine
Head of Content & Marketing, Public Affairs
TEAM: Public Affairs
Location: United Kingdom
Laura Lewis
Global Consultant
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Location: United States
Milly Nantongo Little
Financial Accountant
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Raquel joined Teach For All in 2022 as Events & Technology Coordinator within the Network Learning function. She supports the network in creating meaningful events that meet their learning needs.
Location: Spain
Raquel Machtus
Events & Technology Coordinator
TEAM: Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
I support fellows and alumni to connect, share and impact their communities through their insights. I am also passionate about girls education, Africa, cross-cultural engagement and digital inclusion.
Location: Ghana
Adelina Martey
Director - Connectivity (Alumni & Fellows)
TEAM: Network Learning
Connectivity
Reem leads the shared vision of a diverse team, supports social entrepreneurs to build and grow effective organizations and drives forward an external regional strategy across the MENA region.
Location: Qatar
Reem Marto
Head of Region
TEAM: Middle East & North Africa
Justyna's work focuses on creating resources, learning opportunities, and events for entrepreneurs seeking to launch new network organizations in their countries. She is based in San Diego, California and has been with Teach For All since 2014.
Location: United States
Justyna Maslowska
Global Knowledge Lead, Early Stage Strategy & Support
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Foundations
Batsi holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of the Free State in South Africa. She has extensive experience recruiting talent globally throughout her career.
Location: South Africa
Batsi Mbayimbayi
Director, Global Talent Acquisition
TEAM: People, Organization & Culture
Phil leads our public affairs and communications strategy. Phil taught foreign languages with Teach First in London and has been with Teach For All since 2008. He now lives in Sydney, Australia.
Location: Australia
Phil McComish
Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs
TEAM: Public Affairs
I joined Teach For All with a Masters in Human Resources Management, and feel blessed every day to be doing what I love and contributing in my own small way to the beautiful work Teach For All does!
Location: Canada
Diksha Mehta
People Operations Associate
TEAM: People Operations
Alejandra is passionate about building networks and movements that support thriving organizations. She supports network partners with in building sustainability strategies to achieve this.
Location: United States
Alejandra Mejia Restrepo
Global Consultant, Development and Government Engagement
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Jennifer manages Fundraising and Partnerships at the Asia Pacific Region. Her passion towards Education and ensuring children around the world enjoy their rights, brought her to Teach For All.
Location: India
Jennifer Mendonca
Senior Associate, Foundations
TEAM: Global Development
Location: Spain
Pablo Millanes Dulín
Global Head of Corporate Partnerships
TEAM: Global Development
Anna leads efforts to develop & grow meaningful partnerships between Teach For All and public sector organizations, such as the US, UK governments, UNICEF, World Bank Group or the European Commission.
Location: United Arab Emirates
Anna Molero
Chief Government Officer
TEAM: Government and Multilateral
Prior to joining Teach For All in 2017, Juliana started her career in education working in recruitment at KIPP New Orleans Schools. Juliana is currently working as a Project Manager on the Technology and Innovation team.
Location: United States
Juliana Moreno
Project Manager
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
Location: South Africa
Alice Msibi
Global Consultant
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
As a member of the People, Organization & Culture Team I support the leadership development of our talented global staff. I'm passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential to the benefit of youth and our thriving global community.
Location: United States
Amal Muna
Director, Organization and Leadership Development
TEAM: People, Organization & Culture
Location: United States
Chaitra Murlidhar
Head of Network Operations
TEAM: Network Operations
Knowledge, Program
Location: Kenya
Maurice Mwanzia
Financial Systems and Operations, Senior Associate
TEAM: Finance & Administration
At Teach For All, I aim to pursue our mission by getting behind the leaders in our communities and listening to their visions for what they hope to be true. I'm inspired by the radical system change that's possible when we center community voice.
Location: United States
Abby Nance
Director of Strategy and Inclusion, Coaching & Consulting
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Emilia is the Chief of Staff for the Europe region. She manages the team's systems and operations, streamlining strategic initiatives, overseeing program management, and coordinating team communications and cross-team collaboration.
Location: United Kingdom
Emilia Nathanail
Director, Regional Strategy & Operations
TEAM: Europe
I love my work, I love my region, and I have the privilege to work with the most amazing people in the network.
Location: Mexico
Rocio Navarro Salazar
Global Consultant & Coach
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Katy leads our work in Education in Emergencies, building our vision and strategy for how TFAll could play a proactive and strategic role in emergency crisis contexts. She is a '09 Teach First fellow.
Location: United Kingdom
Katy Noble
Head of Education in Emergencies
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Location: New Zealand
Edna Novak
Head of Region
TEAM: Asia Pacific
I am passionate about helping partners strengthen their brands to achieve the support and impact they need. Outside of work, I love playing with my three small children, going for runs with my husband, and playing the piano.
Location: United States
Jocelyn Noya Quintana
Learning Experiences Team Lead, Learning Strategy & Design & Knowledge Lead, Marketing & Positioning
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Location: United Kingdom
Vongai Nyahunzvi
Chief Network Officer and Head of Region - Africa, Teach For All
TEAM: Executive Management Team
Stephanie brings 18+ years of experience in the field of education as a researcher, project manager and business developer in both the public and private sectors.
Location: Belgium
Stephanie Oberheidt
Global Director - Multilateral Projects
TEAM: Government and Multilateral
Irene joined Teach For All in January 2021. She is passionate about organizational transformation by empowering and nurturing individuals at all levels and enabling systems that support this.
Location: Kenya
Irene Oggawa
Global Knowledge Lead - Organization Development
TEAM: Knowledge, Foundations
Ashley has been with Teach For All since 2008. A 2003 Teach For America alumna, she has a BA from the University of Michigan and a MA in Intercultural Organizational Development.
Location: United States
Ashley Olinger
Global Senior Advisor, Organizational Development & Program Strategy
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Katherine brings together her passion for supporting others' development and her experience working with network partners in a global role focused on leadership development.
Location: United States
Katherine Onorato
Director Flex Role
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Global Leadership Accelerator
Punam supports a range of partners (from those that are small and launching to those that are large and thriving), in the ever growing European region. Based in London, she has been at Teach For All since 2013.
Location: United Kingdom
Punam Oza
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Europe
Jeet works with network partners to develop their recruitment, selection & matriculation capabilities. He as a 2006 Teach For America Corps Member in Brooklyn, New York.
Location: United States
Jeet Patel
Global Knowledge Lead, Recruitment
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Program
Zaneta works across all functions of the Public Affairs team with a focus on team strategy and operations, design & branding, content management and editorial, and media and strategic communications.
Location: Canada
Zaneta Pereira
Public Affairs Specialist
TEAM: Public Affairs
Location: United Kingdom
Sara Piteira
Global Consultant, Development and Public Engagement
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Situated in hectic (yet amazing) Mumbai, Sri leads Teach For All’s Finance team. Outside of work, spicy food and Hindi movies/music are always nearby!
Location: India
Srihari Prabhu
Head of Finance
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Location: India
Neha Punjabi
Senior Associate - Accounting & Operations
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Rebecca was a founding member of Teach For All’s development team in 2008 before leading the organization’s support of prospective network partners. Today, she serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO.
Location: United States
Rebecca Rich
Chief Of Staff to CEO
TEAM: Executive Management Team
Location: United States
Radha Ruparell
Head of Collective Leadership Accelerator
TEAM: Network Learning
Global Leadership Accelerator
Ashley has been with Teach For All in various roles since 2011. Her current work focuses on telling the stories of leadership development across the network, and providing access and exposure to new and innovative approaches to leadership development.
Location: United States
Ashley Salmon-Wander
Partner, Leadership and Learning Experiences Design
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Location: New Zealand
Tritia Samaniego
Director – Learning Communities (Partner Staff)
TEAM: Network Learning
Connectivity
Tapiwa is an IT business partner and project manager on the Technology & Innovation team. He works with teams across the global organisation to deliver on technology related projects.
Tapiwa Samkange
Director, IT Business Partner
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
I work across the Technology and DREAM teams building tech solutions and supporting Teach For All staff and partner organizations. I act as a consultant on data information systems and IT strategy.
Location: United States
Ariel Schapiro
IT Consultant
TEAM: Technology & Innovation
Khadijah is passionate about making an impact within Education through data-driven insights and process automation - with her previous experience in Education, e-Commerce and Entrepreneurship.
Location: Malaysia
Khadijah Shamsul
Chief of Staff, Public Affairs
TEAM: Public Affairs
Location: United States
Hannah Shephard
Director of Development, Foundations
TEAM: Global Development
Ankana stewards our engagement in the South Asia region.
Location: India
Ankana Sheth
Director, Network Engagement
TEAM: Asia Pacific
Rebecca leads our work around network knowledge management and serves as the product owner for our knowledge sharing platform. She joined staff in October 2010 following her experience as a 4th grade teacher through Teach For America.
Location: United States
Rebecca Shipps
Director, Platform Product Management & Network Knowledge Management
TEAM: Network Learning
Learning Experiences, Content Strategy and Project Management
Paula has a love for bringing numbers to life, supporting Partners in developing their finance strategies for a more a sustainable future and a passion for seeing children achieve their full potential
Location: United Kingdom
Paula Shumba
Global Director Financial Sustainability
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Knowledge, Foundations
Carissa collaborates with staff and network partners to prepare, write, and edit proposals, reports, and other communications for Teach For All’s fundraising efforts.
Location: United States
Carissa Simmons
Director, Global Development Communications
TEAM: Global Development
Location: United States
Jamie Smith
Team Lead, Strategy & Operations
TEAM: Network Learning
Strategy & Operations
Location: Spain
Adrian Sobrin
Manager- Data, Operations and Learning
TEAM: Network Operations
Nada helps oversee and drive the vision and internal & external strategies of the MENA region. She supports current and prospective partners, leads on special projects, and manages all team systems and operations.
Location: Qatar
Nada Soudy
Director, Regional Strategy & Operations
TEAM: Middle East & North Africa
Kate supports the strategy, systems and operations that enable our global fundraising efforts. Previously, she helped undocumented kids secure immigration benefits and worked as a business development manager at an international law firm.
Location: United States
Kate Sunshine
Director, Global Grantmaking Programs
TEAM: Network Operations
I lead connectivity initiatives to foster connections between participants and alumni in the network. Previously, I worked on teacher development, community building, and management.
Location: Malaysia
Tan Wei Jie
Director, Connectivity Initiatives
TEAM: Network Learning
Connectivity
Location: Hong Kong
Kristina Tanso
Global Consultant
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
Location: United States
Khyrria Tekbali
Project Management Lead, Inclusive Education + Programmatic Partnerships
TEAM: Network Learning
Strategy & Operations
Thaisa supports the Global Learning Lab for Classroom Impact as the chief of staff, helping to accelerate its progress and maximize its impact through team culture, learning, and collaboration, operations, and strategic projects. She currently resides in Virginia.
Location: United States
Thaisa Tirado
Director, Strategy & Operations
TEAM: Network Learning
Strategy & Operations
Petula joined Teach For All in May 2014. Prior to Teach For All, she served as Business Operations Manager at LinkedIn, where she supported the company’s Asia Pacific operations.
Location: Hong Kong
Petula Tse
Global Head of Partner Voice & Data
TEAM: Network Operations
I am passionate about people and helping organizations grow. Since joining Teach For All in 2018, my mission has expanded to inspiring and enabling our people to feel heard, supported, and empowered through their employment in all of our locations.
Location: United States
Julia Vaida
Head of People Operations
TEAM: People Operations
Krittika leads the Learning Experiences team which co-designs and implements impactful, inclusive and learner-centered learning experiences, platforms and resources for Teach for All's network.
Location: India
Krittika Vishwanath
Team Lead
TEAM: Network Learning
Alvin is passionate about empirical research, psychometrics, educational psychology, and development work. He believes that systematic change requires measurement—we cannot scientifically change what we cannot measure.
Location: Australia
Alvin Vista
Knowledge Lead -- Student Outcomes
TEAM: Network Learning
Knowledge, Program
Toya joined Teach for All in 2022 and oversees our Catalyst Fund and other efforts to provide grants to network partner organizations.
Location: United States
Toya Wall
Senior Director, Global Grantmaking
TEAM: Network Operations
Laurelin leads our ongoing efforts to improve the training and development of transformational teacher-leaders as part of Teach For All's Global Learning Lab.
Location: United States
Laurelin Whitfield
Partner, Global Leadership Accelerator
TEAM: Network Learning
Global Leadership Accelerator
Stephanie has a background in journalism and leadership development. She is passionate about equity-centered leadership, whole person development and civic education.
Location: Hong Kong
Stephanie Wong
Director, Leadership Development
TEAM: Network Learning
Location: United States
Tina Xue
Sr. Director of Subgrants and Contracts
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Madeline joined the Global Development team in July 2022 to help attract, retain and grow Teach For All's corporate partnerships. She holds an MA in Development Economics and is based in Hong Kong.
Location: Hong Kong
Yuen, Madeline
Senior Associate, Corporate Partnerships
TEAM: Global Development
Michael has worked in the non-profit sector for 25 years and deeply believes that education is the key to change in communities. His role includes providing security for business travelers and global events and managing our offices in London, New York, & DC.
Location: United States
Michael Zehavi
Temporary Senior Director, Facilities
TEAM: Finance & Administration
Zhenhua is a believer in the power of education, and has made it her life mission to help children succeed.
Location: United States
Mi Zhenhua
Global Consultant & Coach
TEAM: Coaching & Consulting
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