Shélynn Riel-Osorio holds a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, along with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature, both from Rhode Island College. In 2017, Shélynn served in Argentina as an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State, facilitating teacher training and professional development of in-service teachers. Prior to her time abroad, Shélynn was the Coordinator of ESL Intensive Programming at Rhode Island College, and the Director of Education at the Refugee Dream Center in Providence, Rhode Island. She has taught learners of all ages and levels, hailing from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and presented at myriad TESOL conferences, including state, regional and international conventions. At present, Shélynn teaches composition and advanced reading, and her research interests include Global Citizenship education, fostering Intercultural Competence among students and instructors, and reflective pedagogy.