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Toya Fick is the Oregon executive director* of Stand for Children, a nonprofit education advocacy organization. SFC is dedicated to making quality education accessible for all children, especially those facing difficulties due to their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or economic status. Toya grew up in a small town in Louisiana and became the first member of her entire extended family to graduate from college. She then worked as a middle school teacher in Baton Rouge with Teach for America and after that, as an education policy staffer for former Senator Hillary Clinton. Her next career move involved becoming a senior legislative associate with the Alliance for Excellence in Education.  Toya graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in political science. 

*Since we did our interview with Toya she has become President and CEO of Meyer Memorial Trust



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