Collat Business Honors student Tori Gandy has been invited to join the 2015 Teach for America Corps. Tori, along with two other UAB invitees, will spend the next two years teaching in low-income areas throughout America.
Teach for America (TFA) is a nonprofit corps composed of high-achieving recent college graduates and professionals. Corps members are committed to expanding educational opportunities for children facing the challenges of poverty by committing for two years to teach in high-need schools.
The TFA application process is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of just 15 percents in 2014. Tori was chosen from more than 50,000 applicants at more than 850 colleges and universities throughout America. TFA takes great pride in recruiting corps members from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of academic disciplines.
Tori is an Applied Mathematics major with a minor in Economics. While at UAB, she has been a member of the Collat School of Business Honors Program, Black Student Awareness Committee, UAB Ambassador Program, and a Student Assistant at the UAB Office of Council. She is a recipient of the Dean's Leadership Scholarship. As a member of TFA, Tori plans to teach high school math in Chicago.