Tatiana Irina Meza holds hold a Liberal Arts Degree from Sarah Lawrence College, a combined Certificate in Translation and Interpretation Studies from Hunter College, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education with a Specialization in World Languages from New Jersey City University (NJCU). In addition to this, she has completed coursework for a Combined ESL/Bilingual & Bicultural Certification, also from NJCU. She has worked as an interpreter in Hudson County for parents of Early Intervention children and for the Hillsdale Board of Education’s Child Study Team. And before becoming a stay-at-home mother in 2006, she worked as a Junior Accountant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Tatiana serves ESL and World Language students in Hoboken Public School District. She is committed to lifelong learning, collaborating, and sharing with other world language and ESL educators. She has a knack for finding learning opportunities both within and outside of New Jersey. Currently, she is participating in a cohort, called The Diverse Classrooms Project, with researchers from The New School for Social Research and New York City Public School teachers that seeks to define and examine critical consciousness in the context of our classrooms.
Tatiana is overjoyed to serve on the Board at FLENJ because “… it is an opportunity to give back to the organization that has given me so much.”