Florina Rodov is a writer, educator, entrepreneur and former inner city teacher. She is co-founder of Authentic Manhattan, a high school for gifted students from diverse backgrounds, opening in 2016. She holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and an M.S. in Teaching from Fordham. Her writing appears in The Atlantic, Quartz, The New York Daily News, The Hechinger Report, and Narratively. She is author of the much-shared multi-cultural essay, "Why I Refuse to Straighten My Hair" in Kveller. Florina is working on a memoir about teaching in the inner city.
Areas of Interest:
NYC Teaching Fellows,
socioeconomically disadvanted students at private schools