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Mentee turned mentor

London Moore, A09

London Moore, A09, is a mentor to many as the principal of THRIVE Academy, Louisiana’s first public boarding school serving at-risk kids. But before she took on this role, she had a mentor at Tufts who helped her realize that she could make a difference for others. London credits her advisor, James Glaser, with showing  her that she had a story to tell.

“He not only taught me the significance of making sure you leave a mark in the world, but also how powerful your voice can be,” she said.

“He pushed me to apply to Teach for America and go back to classrooms in neighborhoods like the one that I grew up in, and he inspired me to use my story to make a difference.” 

As a freshman, London thought she would become a lawyer. “I was sure that was my path.  I had not yet learned that it was not my purpose.” She has found her purpose in education, working to empower her students and prepare them for success in college and beyond. “I have the profound honor of being able to impact the lives of 110 young people every day. I have the privilege of being part of their journeys as they navigate their way to adulthood.”

And London’s advisor? He was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences earlier this year. In his new role, Dean Glaser has already begun to implement new mentoring and advising programs to help Tufts faculty guide Jumbos like London as they discover their purpose, pursue their passion,  and follow their dreams.

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