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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Milestones

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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Education

High School
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
University of Chile
Bachelor
Linguistics
University of Chile

Career

ESL Coordinator

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

Career Roadmap

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

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant