Bryan Billy is an enrolled member of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians. He moved with his wife, Amanda, from the Central Valley of California to Birmingham when he joined the 2011 Alabama corps for Teach For America. He studied Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California – Davis and taught 7th grade math in Birmingham City Schools. After joining Teach For America’s staff, he coached teachers across the state of Alabama before moving into a role where he led teacher support and development, university and district partnerships, DEI development, alumni programming, and supporting new educators in becoming certified. He currently serves as the Head of Statewide Impact and Strategy for Teach For America – Alabama where he partners with Superintendents of school districts around strategic needs, spearheads innovations, and partners with organizations and corporations to connect them to TFA’s mission. He also works with Federal Legislators around Native education and works with organizations to recruit more Native educators across the country. In his personal time, you can find him and his wife chasing after their three children (Haven, Braxton, and Cole).