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Alyssa Baker ’14 always planned to become a lawyer.
High school, then college, then law school: That was the trajectory.
She’s smart, well spoken and incredibly passionate about the issues that matter most to her.
But it’s also clear within minutes of talking to her that she isn’t in it for the prestige, power or even the job title.
But now, as she sits in her classroom, surrounded by 24 energetic 7-year-olds, the second-grade teacher, who’s taken two years off between undergraduate and graduate school to participate in Teach for America, says it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made.
“Teach for America is a notoriously difficult program, and there’s merit to a lot of that,” Baker says.
“The program has challenged me in so many ways, and I’ve gained so many life skills that I’ll use in my future legal career.
Oklahoma ranks 49 in the nation for education, and its schools and teachers are continually facing budget cuts.“I’ve looked into education law because of the great need for that.