CCFP Career Series – Teach For America

Stephen Ezekoye, Zack Kaplan and Dylan Moore will join us to talk about their experiences in Teach For America and how TFA launched their future studies and careers. Ezekoye (TFA 2018, Eastern N.C.) is currently pursuing an MBA, Moore (TFA 2017, Memphis) is part of the MPP program at Duke, and Kaplan (TFA 2015, Durham) earned a JD.

Join us to learn more about Teach For America as a launching pad for working in child and family policy.

Stephen Ezekoye is a current second-year MBA candidate at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is currently the MBA Association student body co-president and a 2023-2024 Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Social Impact Fellow. Ezekoye graduated with a B.A, in political science/government from the University of Pittsburgh then moved to Battleboro, North Carolina, as a member of the Teach For America Corps to serve as a 6th and 7th grade math instructor. After he concluded his term as a teacher, he took on a role as a recruitment manager for TFA in New York City, and was subsequently promoted to the role of director of early engagement, where he worked on scaling and advancing TFA's high-impact tutoring program 'IGNITE' and also worked on the Family Focused Education Policy Agenda as a policy and government extern. He also engaged in a six-month Policy Advocacy Fellowship with State House Representative Josie Raymond of Kentucky's 31st District, conducting policy and legislative research in early childhood education to support efforts for the "Pre-K for All (KY)" initiative.  Ezekoye recently concluded his summer associateship within the financial sector at Citigroup in New York City and has a deep desire to pursue careers within impact investing, social innovation/entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Zack Kaplan currently serves as a law clerk to Judge James Wynn on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Previously, he served as a Dellinger Fellow at the North Carolina Department of Justice, a law clerk to Justice Robin Hudson on the North Carolina Supreme Court, and a fifth grade teacher in Durham. Kaplan attended UNC Chapel Hill and Duke Law School, where he focused on the intersection of education law and racial justice. After his clerkship, he will begin work at a civil rights law firm in Raleigh. 

Born and raised in Pullman, Washington, Dylan Moore earned his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. After graduating, he traveled as a Bonderman Fellow across the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa. Moore later joined Teach For America Memphis, where he taught biology and environmental science to the brilliant youth of the Westwood and Whitehaven communities. While in Memphis, he engaged in community organizing, served as a Leadership for Educational Equity Fellow with Stand for Children, and worked as a policy fellow on the mayoral campaign of County Commissioner Tami Sawyer. Moore then transitioned fully into policy work, working as a Teach For America Capitol Hill Fellow. He then served as a legislative assistant in the U.S House of Representatives for then-Majority Whip James Clyburn, where he covered a variety of policy issues, including climate and the environment, manufacturing, financial services, and higher education. As part of the MPP program at Duke, he is focused on understanding how policy can create systemic solutions that promote economic justice and facilitate human flourishing. During the summer of 2023, he participated in the Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva, supporting the capacity-building work within the Division for Multilateral Diplomacy at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers available in the field of child and family policy while creating a network of students who share their professional interests.