Roshii’s passion for equity, diversity and empowerment was ignited by her first teaching experience with refugees at the IRC. She furthered her interest in the role of motivation & engagement in ELT, presenting at local and international teacher conferences TESOL and NYSTESOL. After earning her MA TESOL degree from the New School, Roshii Jolly taught ESL at various adult community programs in New York City for underserved communities. For 8 years she was the TESOL Outreach Coordinator of the New School University, which began as an on-campus program serving refugees and asylees, that she successfully transitioned it into a virtual global program offering free English classes to adult learners stranded overseas, guiding and supporting both teachers and students. She earned the “Marhaba” award at an international airline for her work in supporting her clients and team. Her goal is to use her skills to guide and support educators and institutions that advocate for and empower marginalized English language learners. Her motto is “the privilege of an education is the ability to give back to others who cannot afford it.” As an immigrant herself, she understands the plight of newcomers to the US. Being a part of CARECEN NY is a dream come true.