Serving the Underserved

Eight Cal State Fullerton graduates — John Aguirre, Mia Arterberry, Jessica Benson, Lauren Nishida, Leo Otero, Cassi Parkinson, Andrew Pegan and Edana St. Pierre — have joined Teach For America to serve students in underserved communities.

A Broader Perspective

Jessica Benson is teaching reading and math remediation to school children in Mississippi and gaining an understanding of education inequality. She now plans to pursue a career in education policy or administration.

Great Opportunity

"Teaching means being patient, loving and sacrificing a lot. It is incredible the amount of hours I put in week to week in order to be prepared to teach my students," said Leo Otero, who is teaching high school in Philadelphia.