Romy Alexandra Solomon

Faculty and Affiliate

Romy Alexan­dra Solomon is a free­lance expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing train­er based in Europe. As of 2020, Romy has imple­ment­ed almost 1,000 hours of expe­ri­en­tial train­ings for 2,300 youth, edu­ca­tors and train­ers in 20 coun­tries, across four continents.

Born and raised in New York City, Romy’s pas­sion for expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing and non-for­mal edu­ca­tion began when she served in the Peace Corps in the Repub­lic of Moldo­va. As a com­mu­ni­ty and orga­ni­za­tion­al devel­op­ment advi­sor, Romy’s work focused on design­ing and deliv­er­ing edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams on the top­ics of lead­er­ship, com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, and anti-human traf­fick­ing. In 2014, Romy was award­ed a Ful­bright research grant in Roma­nia, where she worked with non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions to research inno­v­a­tive new meth­ods of human traf­fick­ing pre­ven­tion for at-risk youth. These expe­ri­ences inspired her pas­sion for work­ing with youth through non-for­mal edu­ca­tion and expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, and empow­er­ing indi­vid­u­als to be com­mu­ni­ty change-makers.

In 2016, Romy worked as a train­ing and cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment con­sul­tant for the orga­ni­za­tion Project Poten­tial based in Bihar, India. She led expe­ri­en­tial train­ings in rur­al areas on top­ics such as child mar­riage, human traf­fick­ing, gen­der-based vio­lence, gen­der equal­i­ty, iden­ti­ty, active cit­i­zen­ship, and more. For her youth work focused on human traf­fick­ing pre­ven­tion, youth lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, and expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, Romy was award­ed a “Mil­li Award” in 2016 by West­fair Com­mu­ni­ca­tions; she was rec­og­nized as a Mil­len­ni­al Under 30 Chang­ing the World.

As an inter­na­tion­al youth lead­er­ship coach in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the orga­ni­za­tion, LEAP4change, Romy empow­ered youth to be emo­tion­al­ly intel­li­gent lead­ers, entre­pre­neurs and change-mak­ers in their com­mu­ni­ties. In 2018, she taught an inde­pen­dent study course at Brown Uni­ver­si­ty titled ”Emo­tion­al Intel­li­gence Based Leadership.”

Romy is cer­ti­fied in expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing by the Insti­tute of Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing in the Unit­ed States and is cer­ti­fied in Expe­ri­en­tial Crit­i­cal Ped­a­gogy and Ped­a­gogy of the Oppressed by the Inter­na­tion­al Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Net­work (IELN) in Europe. She earned her Bach­e­lor of Arts degree in Gov­ern­ment and Pol­i­tics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land, with a minor in Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment and Con­flict Management.

Romy has found her life pur­pose in empow­er­ing indi­vid­u­als to har­ness their own poten­tial through expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing. She con­tin­ues to train inter­na­tion­al­ly in the top­ics of self-lead­er­ship, emo­tion­al intel­li­gence, human rights, com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, life pur­pose, and oth­er soft skills for per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al development.