Roger Tejada

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Roger Antonio Tejada '22 graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies. Upon graduating from Bowdoin, Roger returned to his hometown of Passaic, New Jersey where he worked as a bilingual teacher through Teach for America. Continuing his studies at Relay Graduate School of Education, Roger earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching, graduating with the highest distinction. During this time, he also served as a research fellow for the NJ Department of Education and policy advisor to Newark Public Schools' Superintendent's Office. The following year, Roger served as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar. He then returned to Relay, where he trained dozens of early career teachers on best practices for educating children with special needs. At Columbia Law School, Roger is a Max Berger ’71 Public Interest/Public Service Fellow and Human Rights Advocate. He is also part of the Student Senate, Latinx Law Student's Association's Moot Court, Black Law Student's Association, and on the Executive Board of First Generation Professionals. In his free time, you will find him pontificating on how to end all systems of inequity or sweating profusely in a squash court.