Healthcare

Hundreds of corps members are venturing from the classroom into health and medicine professions, using lessons of empathy, patience, and critical thinking to infuse fresh perspectives into the medical field.

To address disparities within healthcare, TFA alumni are broadening access to health education and resources. Our doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are working hard to improve patient outcomes across underserved communities through significant medical research as well as healthcare and leadership.

Marcus Howard (Las Vegas ’13) was initially set on a path to medicine. After his first clinical internship, he discovered this was not the path for him. He joined Teach For America hoping to use his strengths in math and science to help students unlock their full potential. He credits his success as a middle school teacher to the power of relationship building, soon realizing that the same way he helped students thrive in school, he could also help the community thrive in their personal health. With that in mind, Marcus and his co-founders launched a groundbreaking pharmacy that redefines holistic and inclusive patient care.

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Alumni Connections


  • Montgomery, AL
  • Chief of Staff Alabama Department of Mental Health
Meet Ada Katherine >
  • New Haven, CT
  • Director of Innovation, InnovateHealth Yale and the Sustainable Health Initiative Yale University
Meet Fatema >
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • School Board Member; Ranch Owner Hermosa Beach City School District; Pole Creek Ranch
Meet Jennifer >
  • New York, NY
  • ccupervisor of School-Based Health Ryan Health
Meet Kaitlyn >
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Founder; Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Yoga In Classrooms And Schools Consulting; The Crossroads School
Meet Emily >
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Wholistic Athletic Healer; Director of Partnerships Taylor Ann Embodied Movement and Yoga; WorkMonger
Meet Taylor Ann >
  • New Orleans, LA
  • User Experience and Operations Manager Teach For America Greater New Orleans
Meet Ellen >