Caroline Bomstein

Hometown: Washington, DC
College: Amherst College

As a history major at Amherst College, I got to dive into my love of reading, writing, and learning about the past; now, as a high school social studies teacher, I get to share that passion with my students at Memphis School of Excellence in Memphis, Tennessee.

I came to Memphis with Teach for America, and I am excited to stay in my placement school for a third school year. Originally from Washington, D.C., I graduated from Amherst College in 2016 with a double major in history and environmental studies. While at Amherst, I played varsity ice hockey and served as an assistant captain my senior year. At Amherst, I was able to pursue my passion for both athletics and academics and was named to the NESCAC All-Academic team for my final four semesters at Amherst. Since graduating, I taught skiing at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah, and history for two years in Memphis.

In 2015, I led Writing & Hiking New England; in 2016, I led Alps Explorer; in 2017, I led Language & Hiking France; and in 2019, I led Iceland Expedition. Leading trips abroad is a magical experience that has allowed me to watch students immerse themselves in new places, cultures, and languages while having fun in the most beautiful settings.