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Story Junkies Podcast

Oct 27, 2021

In this episode you'll meet Komal Shah, who was on the path toward a career in healthcare until a trip to India unexpectedly changed her life. On a whim she applied for and was accepted into the Teach for America program, an organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for low-income students. The experience was life changing.

In addition to hearing about what being a new teacher in a school located in an underserved community was like, we also get into a fascinating discussion around the educational system itself, where it's missing the mark, how socioeconomic status heavily impacts its effectiveness, and how we can do better for our kids to nurture their love of learning and help them redefine what success in life looks like.