Originally from Central California and a graduate of the University of San Diego, Toni DeGuire Parker found her way to Dallas in 2013 where she worked as a Teach For America (TFA) high school English teacher. After her TFA commitment, Toni earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and now is the Manager of Alumni Talent at TFA Dallas-Fort Worth, where she supports alumni of TFA who are seeking to pursue careers outside of schools. Toni is deeply committed to her work as a career coach and a talent developer as she views it as a pivotal piece in the fight for educational equity in terms of creating access and inclusion in all sectors for people of all backgrounds. She lives in the Knox-Henderson community of Dallas with her best friends – Justin (husband) and Finn (dog).