Romy Alexandra Solomon brings nearly a decade of international training experience focused on emotional intelligence, authentic leadership, community development and more. Romy served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova as a Community and Organizational Development Advisor. Her work focused mainly on youth leadership and anti-trafficking program development. She was later awarded a Fulbright research grant in Romania, where she worked with NGOs to research innovative new methods of human trafficking prevention for at-risk youth. These experiences inspired Romy's passion for non-formal education and experiential learning, and empowering youth to be community change-makers. For her work, Romy was awarded a “Milli Award” by Westfair Communications, recognized as a Millennial Under 30 Changing the World.
In 2016, Romy realized that she could only expect her youth groups to see themselves as community leaders once they had developed their own emotional intelligence. Therefore, she ventured down her own path of emotional intelligence development and created experiential workshops to share her findings. It led Romy to teach an independent study course at Brown University in 2018 on Emotional Intelligence based Leadership.
Romy has now delivered nearly 1,000 hours of experiential training to 3,000 educators, trainers, and youth in 20 countries across 4 continents. She is certified in Experiential Learning by David Kolb and the Institute for Experiential Learning in the U.S. and is certified in Experiential Critical Pedagogy by the International Experiential Learning Network in Europe. Romy has found her life purpose in empowering individuals to harness their own potential through emotional intelligence and experiential learning.