“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou
Ms. Tejal, as the Assistant Director, supports overseeing the Educational Opportunity
Fund program with her EOF Director. Ms.Tejal also manages her cohort of scholars as
their EOF Counselor, in the majors of STEM, Medical Science Pre-Professional, Nursing,
Radiography, and Medical Assisting. Ms. Tejal also meets with families and community
members to highlight the advantages of attending Hudson County Community College and
participating in the EOF program.
Previous to working in higher education, she worked in the child welfare/foster care
system for seven years between the Administration for Children Services in NYC and
Office of Refugees and Resettlement. Ms. Tejal previously worked as a Clinician with
the Office of Refugees and Resettlement short-term and long-term foster care program
with unaccompanied minors who migrated from Central and South America to the United
States due to fleeing their countries of origin. As a Clinician she provided psycho-therapy
to unaccompanied minors to support them in the process of transition to the united
states reunification with their parents/families in the U.S.