Wendy Kopp

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Birthday
29, 1967
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1967 (age 51)
Birthplace
Texas

About

This Texas-born entrepreneur became famous for founding and heading the Teach For America program and its international equivalent, Teach For All. Her numerous honors include the 2003 Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service and the 2004 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award.

Before Fame

After graduating from high school in Dallas, Texas, she earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She laid out her plans for Teach For America in her senior thesis.

Trivia

She penned two books about Teach For America: One Day, All Children and A Chance To Make History.

Family Life

Her marriage to Knowledge Is Power Program president Richard Barth resulted in four children.

Associated With

She and fellow Princeton graduate Jeff Bezos, born just three years apart, both became successful entrepreneurs (Bezos founded Amazon.com).