Daniela Romero

Daniela Romero

ESL Coordinator

Nationalities Services Center

Philadelphia, PA USA

What I think is reasonable or obvious is not that reasonable or obvious.


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Daniela Romero


My road in life has been direct.
Got a Bachelor's degree in English linguistics while still living in Chile.
Seemed like her only option was teaching English; in Chile, teaching English was a luxury, not accessible to all students.
Didn't want to teach under those circumstances; knew she wanted to travel, moved to U.S.
Quickly realized her English studies hadn't made her fluent, lived in fear that people would talk to her, rarely left her apartment.
Overstayed her visa, took odd jobs under the table, kept her bags packed at all times in case anyone found out.
Found an ESL teaching opportunity; teaches grateful, hard-working students, rather than spoiled corporate executives she'd have taught in Chile.
Says for as much as she puts into her job, what she gets out of it is so much more.
Thinks that her personal experiences with struggling to learn English definitely makes her more empathetic, more approachable to students.
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ESL Coordinator

I help immigrants and refugees with ESL classes and also help recruit and train volunteer teachers.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring


Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant