Andrew Murphy currently serves as Managing Director, Policy and Communications Strategy at Teach For America-Los Angeles, a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity by working to create a nation free from educational disenfranchisement and injustice.
As Managing Director, Andrew spearheads policy and advocacy efforts affecting TFA-LA and its work, while fostering public will for educational equity through community-based external relations and strategic communications.
Prior to working for TFA, Andrew served as Policy Deputy for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education President Mónica García. He authored the "Everyone Counts" resolution, which upon unanimous passage instituted data disaggregation policies for all students and employees of color and has been described as a "monumental civil rights achievement" for the nation's second-largest school district.
His past experience also includes policy roles for LAUSD Board Vice President Nick Melvoin and the National Assembly of Korea, community organizing, and teaching in public schools.
Andrew completed a Master of Korean Studies from Seoul National University as an invited Korean Government Scholar and a Master of Education from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He is passionate about racial equity, professional athlete empowerment, and liberating the dreams of children.