Brian Bickers

M.Ed., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Major: Curriculum & Instruction
B.A., Tulane University
Major: Political Science and History
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Brian Bickers, an Ethan Allen Scholar, graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in Political Science and History in 2014 and from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in 2016. During his undergraduate years, he helped reestablish the debate club and worked as a senior residential advisor. After he graduated from Tulane, Brian joined the Las Vegas branch of Teach For America. For two years, Brian taught English and Accelerated English to seventh grade students at West Preparatory Academy. He also served as a coach for the Oratorical and the Heart and Sole teams. During the summer of 2015, Brian conducted research with the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. Currently, Brian is interning with the City of Olathe in their Budget Office. Contact email:

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