Filling the gap in Language Education

Since 2016, ReDefiners, as a non-profit organization, has empowered over 3,240 students with high-quality language education, enabling them to excel in academics, higher education, and career prospects.

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Filling the gap in Language Education

We believe language education should be accessible to all, promoting equity and providing a competitive advantage.
By starting language learning early, we foster academic success, cultural understanding, and increased career opportunities.
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Help change lives through language education

Our Mission

As a community-based organization, our aim is to equip and empower individuals in the U.S. to be multilingual global citizens.

Our Vision

We envision communities in the U.S. embracing multilingualism and celebrating multiculturalism together.

 

Values that make a difference

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Leadership

 

We inclusively & collaboratively empower all stakeholders to have the courage to lead.

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Culture of Learning

 

We learn by studying and developing best practices, encouraging new ideas and reflecting on our experiences to guide our processes.

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Community & Recognition

 

We concretely recognize the collective value of individuals in developing a community of global citizens.

Values that make a difference

About Us Icons 1Leadership

We inclusively & collaboratively empower all stakeholders to have the courage to lead.

About Us Icons 2Culture of Learning

We learn by studying and developing best practices, encouraging new ideas and reflecting on our experiences to guide our processes.

About Us Icons 3Community & Recognition

We concretely recognize the collective value of individuals in developing a community of global citizens.

Our Founder

ReDefiners was founded by Chantelle Daniels in 2016, a full-time educator, parent, and advocate for language learning. Her goal was to bring children the opportunity to become speakers of more than English. She set out to create opportunities for children to gain access to high-quality proficiency-based language learning.

ReDefiners is a non-profit organization that prides itself on being a pioneer in early language education programming. ​She has built a team of  qualified teachers, international student volunteers and business professionals who are passionate about language and cultural education. Years later the organization has grown to offer language classes in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and English to elementary ages children in PreK-5th grade and adults.

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Our Journey

  • ReDefiners is founded as a non-profit and launches its first program - Summer Spanish Camp

    2016

  • ReDefiners becomes an approved vendor with Hillsborough County Public Schools

    2017

  • ReDefiners launches first Arabic and Mandarin programs

    2018

  • ReDefiners opens HQ office and creates the Let’s Learn program for intergenerational multilingualism

    2019

  • ReDefiners creates first online classes to provide assess to language education through the pandemic

    2020

  • ReDefiners grows to double the full time staff and debuts the Academic Achievers program

    2022

  • ReDefiners expands in-person classes to new counties in Tampa Bay as the Summer Spanish Camp doubles in size

    2023

Teaching Team

 

 

Xinyi Zhang 

Mandarin Teacher

Over four years, I've passionately taught Mandarin to students of all ages, both in-person and online. I firmly believe that a second language serves as a transformative bridge, enabling students to perceive the world in a new light. Join me in the exploration of Mandarin and the broader perspectives it unlocks. 

 

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Mariluz Naranjo

Spanish Teacher

Passionate about fostering cultural understanding and inspiring confidence in Spanish proficiency, I've dedicated a decade to teaching at various levels, from beginners to advanced learners, in universities and language organizations. My teaching philosophy centers on encouraging students to explore diverse aspects of Spanish-speaking culture, fostering a deeper appreciation for diversity. 

 

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Christy Williams

English Teacher

I bring a wealth of educational experience both in the US and abroad, having served as a dedicated Peace Corps volunteer. My deep passion revolves around teaching, learning, and utilizing technology to enhance students' educational journeys. In addition to my role as an educator, I assume various roles as a mentor, editor, presenter, writer, and researcher. 

 

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Richard Baroudy

Arabic Teacher

I'm an Arabic language and literature instructor. I teach Arabic grammar, vocabulary, and literature history through engaging lessons and hands-on activities. My focus is on creating a safe and effective learning environment, emphasizing class discipline and effective pedagogy. Join me for an immersive exploration of the Arabic language and its rich literary tradition.

 

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Aamaal Hallum 

English Teacher

I'm an English Instructor currently residing in Florida. My journey includes a Master's in Education with a focus on TESOL from the University of South Florida, complemented by a bachelor's in Written Journalism from Palestine. For me, language instruction is not just a career; it's a passion and a joyful endeavor with learners of all ages.

 

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Lubabah Hasan 

Arabic Teacher

Ph.D. in Arabic Literature and Criticism from the University of Jordan with 17 years of teaching experience. Specialized in creating immersive Arabic curricula with a focus on the communicative approach. Proven track record in providing educational resources in diverse settings, both face-to-face and online.

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Kaitlyn Forster 

English Teacher

USF graduate with dual degrees in International Studies and Applied Linguistics. I've been teaching ESL for 2 years, online and in-person, including abroad in South Korea. Passionate about languages, I speak intermediate Spanish and A1 levels in Italian, Polish, and Korean. Beyond teaching, I delve into history and indulge in a love for theater and music. Join me on a journey of language, culture, and the arts.

 

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Anietsy Amaro

Spanish Teacher

Passionate about fostering cultural understanding and inspiring confidence in Spanish proficiency, I've dedicated a decade to teaching at various levels, from beginners to advanced learners, in universities and language organizations. My teaching philosophy centers on encouraging students to explore diverse aspects of Spanish-speaking culture, fostering a deeper appreciation for diversity. 

 

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Yinghan Jin

Mandarin Teacher

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Technology in Education & Second Language Acquisition at USF, I bring experience from teaching Mandarin at the Council on International Educational Exchange and English to Chinese K-5 students in China. My mission is to make Chinese culture accessible to children of all backgrounds.

 

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Scott Matejka

English Teacher

For nearly a decade, I've been deeply involved in ESOL, with most of my experience gained in Moscow, Russia. When not teaching, you'll often find me on the tennis court, engrossed in a game of poker, or exploring the strategic world of chess. Family-wise, I'm blessed with two children and a loving wife, and I couldn't be happier living in sunny Tampa.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiomara Colon-Lozada 

Spanish & English Teacher

As a perpetual student of life, I thrive on learning and growing every day. With a deep-seated passion for education, I have dedicated my life to imparting knowledge and fostering understanding. I enjoy writing and using communication to inspire others to become the best version of themselves. 

 

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Janet Richard 

English Teacher

For 8 years, English as a second language has shaped my journey. From teaching in Vietnam, Canada, and online to my current role in Tampa, language education is my forte. As an RISD CE student, I channel my creativity into freelance graphic design projects and painting during my free moments. Welcome to my world, where language meets artistry. 

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Mengmeng SUN

Mandarin Teacher

As a dedicated Chinese language instructor, I prioritize cultural education and incorporate traditional Chinese arts into my teaching. I have a wide-ranging experience, from kindergarteners in immersion programs to college students and adult learners. I utilize innovative methods and multimedia resources to actively engage students and nurture a holistic understanding of Chinese language and culture. 

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Carolina Pasquez

Spanish Teacher

As a bilingual Spanish teacher, I'm passionate about language education and cultural exchange. With experience teaching diverse groups of children in Venezuela, Chile, and the United States, I'm dedicated to nurturing a love for language learning.

 

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Yinghan Jin

Mandarin Teacher

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Technology in Education & Second Language Acquisition at USF, I bring experience from teaching Mandarin at the Council on International Educational Exchange and English to Chinese K-5 students in China. My mission is to make Chinese culture accessible to children of all backgrounds.

 

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Isabela Schmucker

English & Spanish Teacher

For nearly a decade, I've been deeply involved in ESOL, with most of my experience gained in Moscow, Russia. When not teaching, you'll often find me on the tennis court, engrossed in a game of poker, or exploring the strategic world of chess. Family-wise, I'm blessed with two children and a loving wife, and I couldn't be happier living in sunny Tampa.

 

 

 

 

 

Eman Alshurafa

English Teacher

Teaching is my passion. I love to watch kids/adults learning and growing in their language. My goal is to finish my PhD in applied linguistics as soon as I can. 

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Angela Riedesel

Spanish Teacher

Originally from Lima, Peru, I've been in the US for eleven years, now residing in Omaha, Nebraska. With thirteen years of teaching experience and a background in Special Education, I hold certificates from prestigious institutions like Harvard Graduate School of Education and Hunter College. Currently, I lead the Online Program and teach Spanish. Join me in the dynamic world of language education and cultural exploration!

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Passionate about fostering cultural understanding and inspiring confidence in Spanish proficiency, I've dedicated a decade to teaching at various levels, from beginners to advanced learners, in universities and language organizations. My teaching philosophy centers on encouraging students to explore diverse aspects of Spanish-speaking culture, fostering a deeper appreciation for diversity. Join me in the journey of becoming confident and competent Spanish speakers while embracing cultural richness.

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Mariluz Naranjo

Spanish Teacher | ReDefiners

Born and raised in Beijing, China, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and a Master's in Education, specializing in curriculum and instruction. Over four years, I've passionately taught Mandarin to students of all ages, both in-person and online. I firmly believe that a second language serves as a transformative bridge, enabling students to perceive the world in a new light. Join me in the exploration of Mandarin and the broader perspectives it unlocks.

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Xinyi Zhang

Mandarin Teacher | ReDefiners

I bring a wealth of educational experience both in the US and abroad, having served as a dedicated Peace Corps volunteer. My deep passion revolves around teaching, learning, and utilizing technology to enhance students' educational journeys. In addition to my role as an educator, I assume various roles as a mentor, editor, presenter, writer, and researcher. Join me in this expansive domain of education, where innovation and commitment can craft enriching learning experiences for all.

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Christy Williams

English Teacher | ReDefiners

Originally from Lima, Peru, I've been in the US for eleven years, now residing in Omaha, Nebraska. With thirteen years of teaching experience and a background in Special Education, I hold certificates from prestigious institutions like Harvard Graduate School of Education and Hunter College. Currently, I lead the Online Program and teach Spanish. Join me in the dynamic world of language education and cultural exploration!

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Angela Riedesel

Spanish Teacher | ReDefiners

Ph.D. in Arabic Literature and Criticism from the University of Jordan with 17 years of teaching experience. Specialized in creating immersive Arabic curricula with a focus on the communicative approach. Proven track record in providing educational resources in diverse settings, both face-to-face and online. Seeking accreditation as an ACTFL OPI Arabic Tester to assess interviews accurately. Committed to ongoing professional development and integration of teaching and testing principles.

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Lubabah Hasan

Arabic Teacher | ReDefiners

I'm an English Instructor currently residing in Florida. My journey includes a Master's in Education with a focus on TESOL from the University of South Florida, complemented by a bachelor's in Written Journalism from Palestine. For me, language instruction is not just a career; it's a passion and a joyful endeavor with learners of all ages. Outside of teaching, I indulge in morning walks, writing, and photography during my free time. Join me in the dynamic world of language and learning.

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Aamaal Hallum

English Teacher | ReDefiners

I'm an Arabic language and literature instructor. I teach Arabic grammar, vocabulary, and literature history through engaging lessons and hands-on activities. My focus is on creating a safe and effective learning environment, emphasizing class discipline and effective pedagogy. Join me for an immersive exploration of the Arabic language and its rich literary tradition.

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Richard Baroudy

Arabic Teacher | ReDefiners

For 8 years, English as a second language has shaped my journey. From teaching in Vietnam, Canada, and online to my current role in Tampa, language education is my forte. As an RISD CE student, I channel my creativity into freelance graphic design projects and painting during my free moments. Welcome to my world, where language meets artistry.

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Janet Richard

English Teacher | ReDefiners

USF graduate with dual degrees in International Studies and Applied Linguistics. I've been teaching ESL for 2 years, online and in-person, including abroad in South Korea. Passionate about languages, I speak intermediate Spanish and A1 levels in Italian, Polish, and Korean. Beyond teaching, I delve into history and indulge in a love for theater and music. Join me on a journey of language, culture, and the arts.

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Kaitlyn Forster

English Teacher | ReDefiners

For nearly a decade, I've been deeply involved in ESOL, with most of my experience gained in Moscow, Russia. When not teaching, you'll often find me on the tennis court, engrossed in a game of poker, or exploring the strategic world of chess. Family-wise, I'm blessed with two children and a loving wife, and I couldn't be happier living in sunny Tampa.


Scott Matejka

English Teacher | ReDefiners

As a perpetual student of life, I thrive on learning and growing every day. With a deep-seated passion for education, I have dedicated my life to imparting knowledge and fostering understanding. I enjoy writing and using communication to inspire others to become the best version of themselves. 

linkedin

Kiomara Colon-Lozada 

Spanish & English Teacher | ReDefiners

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Technology in Education & Second Language Acquisition at USF, I bring experience from teaching Mandarin at the Council on International Educational Exchange and English to Chinese K-5 students in China. My mission is to make Chinese culture accessible to children of all backgrounds.

linkedin

 

Yinghan Jin

Mandarin Teacher | ReDefiners

Passionate about fostering cultural understanding and inspiring confidence in Spanish proficiency, I've dedicated a decade to teaching at various levels, from beginners to advanced learners, in universities and language organizations. My teaching philosophy centers on encouraging students to explore diverse aspects of Spanish-speaking culture, fostering a deeper appreciation for diversity. 

linkedin

 

Anietsy Amaro Gonzalez

Spanish Teacher | ReDefiners

As a bilingual Spanish teacher, I'm passionate about language education and cultural exchange. With experience teaching diverse groups of children in Venezuela, Chile, and the United States, I'm dedicated to nurturing a love for language learning.

linkedin

 

Carolina Pasquez

Spanish Teacher | ReDefiners

As a dedicated Chinese language instructor, I prioritize cultural education and incorporate traditional Chinese arts into my teaching. I have a wide-ranging experience, from kindergarteners in immersion programs to college students and adult learners. I utilize innovative methods and multimedia resources to actively engage students and nurture a holistic understanding of Chinese language and culture.

linkedin

 

Mengmeng SUN

Mandarin Teacher | ReDefiners

For nearly a decade, I've been deeply involved in ESOL, with most of my experience gained in Moscow, Russia. When not teaching, you'll often find me on the tennis court, engrossed in a game of poker, or exploring the strategic world of chess. Family-wise, I'm blessed with two children and a loving wife, and I couldn't be happier living in sunny Tampa.

Isabela Schmucker

English & Spanish Teacher | ReDefiners

Teaching is my passion. I love to watch kids/adults learning and growing in their language. My goal is to finish my PhD in applied linguistics as soon as I can. 

linkedin

 

Eman Alshurafa

English Teacher | ReDefiners

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Leadership Team

 

 

Chantelle Daniels

Executive Director

With 16+ years of international leadership and education experience, I'm dedicated to empowering multilingual citizens. Originally from Detroit, MI, I hold degrees from Western Michigan University and Regent University. I'm committed to ongoing professional development and hold certifications in Grant Writing and Non-profit Management. 

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Carmela Diaz

Program Director

I believe that education is a powerful tool that can be used to empower individuals and communities. I am dedicated to creating programs and initiatives that are sustainable and have a long-lasting impact on the communities we serve. I understand the importance of collaboration and building strong partnerships in order to achieve our goals.

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Ariadne Miranda

Director of Innovation

With 20+ years in international education, I specialize in multilingual English learners at universities. My skills span program management, curriculum design, recruitment, and teaching. As the Director of Innovation, I bring expertise in department management, teacher training, and more. Fluent in English and Spanish, I'm passionate about multicultural education.

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Fatima Abdalla

Community Engagement Coordinator

With patience comes great success. I bring extensive experience in business development, marketing, linguistics, analysis, and information technology. My aspirations include launching a business development company, connecting with international firms, aiding businesses in promotion, volunteering, and global travel.

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Ingrid Holguin

Academic Achievers Program Director

My career journey began in journalism and communications, transitioning to editing, technical writing, and finally, education. Over a decade, I've worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, and educational textbook editor across South Korea, Congo, and the United States. Outside of work, I'm dedicated to causes centered on education, equality, and women's empowerment. 

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Diana Alonso

People & Culture Specialist

I'm a change catalyst with 5+ years in strategic HR, organizational development, and operational evaluation. Passionate about creating resilient cultures through psychological safety, I focus on equitable workforce development and inclusive policies. With a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and an MS in Applied Psychology from USC, I blend thought leadership with practical experience. Outside work, I enjoy running, yoga, hiking, and playing guitar for holistic well-being.

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Lucas Blanco

Director of Marketing

I'm an experienced marketing and public relations professional with a global outlook, originating from Argentina. I specialize in designing dynamic campaigns and customer journeys that drive substantial ROI. My strategic acumen combined with creative ingenuity elevates brand presence and fosters impactful relationships with stakeholders worldwide.

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Angela Riedesel

LVP Coordinator

Originally from Lima, Peru, I've been in the US for eleven years, now residing in Omaha, Nebraska. With thirteen years of teaching experience and a background in Special Education, I hold certificates from prestigious institutions like Harvard Graduate School of Education and Hunter College. Currently, I lead the Online Program and teach Spanish. Join me in the dynamic world of language education and cultural exploration!

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Jelena Feliciano

Lead Community Support Specialist

I'm bilingual individual fluent in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language, with a strong background in data analysis and application support. My passion lies in fostering community connections through leveraging data insights and providing support where needed.

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With 16+ years of international leadership and education experience, I'm dedicated to empowering multilingual citizens. Originally from Detroit, MI, I hold degrees from Western Michigan University and Regent University. I'm committed to ongoing professional development and hold certifications in Grant Writing and Non-profit Management. 

linkedin

 

Chantelle Daniels

Executive Director | ReDefiners

I believe that education is a powerful tool that can be used to empower individuals and communities. I am dedicated to creating programs and initiatives that are sustainable and have a long-lasting impact on the communities we serve. I understand the importance of collaboration and building strong partnerships in order to achieve our goals.

linkedin

 

Carmela Diaz

Program Director | ReDefiners

With 20+ years in international education, I specialize in multilingual English learners at universities. My skills span program management, curriculum design, recruitment, and teaching. As the Director of Innovation, I bring expertise in department management, teacher training, and more. Fluent in English and Spanish, I'm passionate about multicultural education.

linkedin

 

Ariadne Miranda

Director of Innovation | ReDefiners

With patience comes great success. I bring extensive experience in business development, marketing, linguistics, analysis, and information technology. My aspirations include launching a business development company, connecting with international firms, aiding businesses in promotion, volunteering, and global travel.

linkedin

 

Fatima Abdalla

Community Engagement Coordinator | ReDefiners

My career journey began in journalism and communications, transitioning to editing, technical writing, and finally, education. Over a decade, I've worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, and educational textbook editor across South Korea, Congo, and the United States. Outside of work, I'm dedicated to causes centered on education, equality, and women's empowerment. 

linkedin

 

Ingrid Holguin

Academic Achievers Program Coordinator | ReDefiners

I'm a change catalyst with 5+ years in strategic HR, organizational development, and operational evaluation. Passionate about creating resilient cultures through psychological safety, I focus on equitable workforce development and inclusive policies. With a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and an MS in Applied Psychology from USC, I blend thought leadership with practical experience. Outside work, I enjoy running, yoga, hiking, and playing guitar for holistic well-being.

linkedin

 

Diana Alonso

People & Culture Specialist | ReDefiners

I'm an experienced marketing and public relations professional with a global outlook, originating from Argentina. I specialize in designing dynamic campaigns and customer journeys that drive substantial ROI. My strategic acumen combined with creative ingenuity elevates brand presence and fosters impactful relationships with stakeholders worldwide.

linkedin

 

Lucas Blanco

Director of Marketing | ReDefiners

Originally from Lima, Peru, I've been in the US for eleven years, now residing in Omaha, Nebraska. With thirteen years of teaching experience and a background in Special Education, I hold certificates from prestigious institutions like Harvard Graduate School of Education and Hunter College. Currently, I lead the Online Program and teach Spanish. Join me in the dynamic world of language education and cultural exploration!

linkedin

 

Angela Riedesel

LVP Coordinator | ReDefiners

I'm bilingual individual fluent in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language, with a strong background in data analysis and application support. My passion lies in fostering community connections through leveraging data insights and providing support where needed.

linkedin

 

Jelena Feliciano

Lead Community Support Specialist | ReDefiners

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AmeriCorps Members

 

 

Monique McLeod

Community Engagement VISTA

I earned my MBA in Project Management from Saint Leo University and dove into the startup world to leverage my skills for maximum impact. My focus is on fostering strong leadership, culture development, and retention. I excel in helping leaders articulate ideas into actionable plans and identify performance metrics. I'm known for bringing order to chaotic environments, empowering others with information for effective operation. 

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Dmitriy Passioura

Development VISTA

I find great fulfillment in teaming up with others on long-term projects, particularly when they have a meaningful impact on people. With ample experience in handling data, I'm keen on expanding and refining my skills in this domain.

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Isabella Sánchez

Marketing VISTA

As a passionate writer, I aim to craft impactful and meaningful projects that resonate with people. My roots in Panama inspire me to infuse my work with elements of my culture and background, believing that authenticity creates a genuine connection with audiences. With a long-standing commitment to community activism, I am excited to contribute to and improve the Tampa Bay area, now my second home! 

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Raphaela Gonzalez

AmeriCorps STATE Tutor

Hi! I'm Ela, an Academic Tutor at ReDefiners. I'm fluent in three languages and am passionate about helping others become multilingual too.





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Tammy Smith

AmeriCorps SDP Tutor

I'm Tammy, a Senior Academic Tutor at Redefiners here in Tampa. With decades of teaching experience, I'm dedicated to helping students succeed. My passion lies in creating engaging learning environments and fostering a love for education.

 

 

 

Dominique Goden

AmeriCorps STATE Tutor

I'm Dominique, an Academic Tutor at ReDefiners with a Bachelor's in History, a TEFL certificate, and a Master's in Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies. I'm passionate about textile conservation, fashion history, and creating inclusive museum materials. Fun fact: I have a certificate in Fashion Design from Spoto High School and have traveled to Japan twice.

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I earned my MBA in Project Management from Saint Leo University and dove into the startup world to leverage my skills for maximum impact. My focus is on fostering strong leadership, culture development, and retention. I excel in helping leaders articulate ideas into actionable plans and identify performance metrics. I'm known for bringing order to chaotic environments, empowering others with information for effective operation. 

linkedin

 

Monique McLeod

Community Engagement VISTA | ReDefiners

I find great fulfillment in teaming up with others on long-term projects, particularly when they have a meaningful impact on people. With ample experience in handling data, I'm keen on expanding and refining my skills in this domain.

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Dmitriy Passioura

Development VISTA | ReDefiners

As a passionate writer, I aim to craft impactful and meaningful projects that resonate with people. My roots in Panama inspire me to infuse my work with elements of my culture and background, believing that authenticity creates a genuine connection with audiences. With a long-standing commitment to community activism, I am excited to contribute to and improve the Tampa Bay area, now my second home! 

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Isabella Sánchez

Marketing VISTA | ReDefiners

Hi! I'm Ela, an Academic Tutor at ReDefiners. I'm fluent in three languages and am passionate about helping others become multilingual too.


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Raphaela Gonzalez

Academic Tutor STATE | ReDefiners

I'm Tammy, a Senior Academic Tutor at Redefiners here in Tampa. With decades of teaching experience, I'm dedicated to helping students succeed. My passion lies in creating engaging learning environments and fostering a love for education.

 

Tammy Smith

Academic Tutor SDP | ReDefiners

I'm Dominique, an Academic Tutor at ReDefiners with a Bachelor's in History, a TEFL certificate, and a Master's in Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies. I'm passionate about textile conservation, fashion history, and creating inclusive museum materials. Fun fact: I have a certificate in Fashion Design from Spoto High School and have traveled to Japan twice.

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Dominique Goden

Academic Tutor STATE | ReDefiners

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Board of Directors

 

 

Irina Rumyantseva 

President

I aim to propel the organization forward by aligning with its mission statement and leveraging my professional skills. I bring expertise in financial statement analysis, grant proposal review, and SWOT analysis.

With over 11 years of results-oriented experience in buy & sell side finance, and an additional 5+ years in user interface implementation for digital transformations across trading & operational platforms, I am well-equipped to contribute effectively to the company's growth and success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa Johns 

Board Member

I've served on the board for 3 years after benefiting from RDWL services like summer camps and Arabic classes for 2 years. My skills include multilingualism and non-profit management. With 16 years of non-profit experience, including 5 years in early childhood education and administration, I am proficient in English and Spanish and conversational in Mandarin, Arabic, French, and German.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbie Blank 

Board Member

I aim to promote RDWL's programs, engage AmeriCorps Seniors, and support fundraising efforts. I bring expertise in financial budgeting, event planning, business development, and project management. With 18 years in business development and project management at Harland Check Printers, 12 years in banking management, and roles on various boards, I'm well-equipped to contribute effectively.

 

 

 

 

Irina Rumyantseva 

I aim to propel the organization forward by aligning with its mission statement and leveraging my professional skills. I bring expertise in financial statement analysis, grant proposal review, and SWOT analysis.

With over 11 years of results-oriented experience in buy & sell side finance, and an additional 5+ years in user interface implementation for digital transformations across trading & operational platforms, I am well-equipped to contribute effectively to the company's growth and success.

Irina Rumyantseva 

President | ReDefiners Board

Teresa Johns 

I've served on the board for 3 years after benefiting from RDWL services like summer camps and Arabic classes for 2 years. My skills include multilingualism and non-profit management. With 16 years of non-profit experience, including 5 years in early childhood education and administration, I am proficient in English and Spanish and conversational in Mandarin, Arabic, French, and German.

Teresa Johns 

Board Member | ReDefiners Board

Barbie Blank 

I aim to promote RDWL's programs, engage AmeriCorps Seniors, and support fundraising efforts. I bring expertise in financial budgeting, event planning, business development, and project management. With 18 years in business development and project management at Harland Check Printers, 12 years in banking management, and roles on various boards, I'm well-equipped to contribute effectively.

Barbie Blank 

Board Member | ReDefiners Board

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Interested in joining our growing team?

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Partner Testimonials

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“We understand that education plays an essential role in the well-being of our future, and that with education, we become a stronger and better equipped society. We want to contribute to the success of young people, knowing that these students are the future of our communities.”

Kourtney Berry

Executive Director | Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

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"I wanted to take a moment to recognize the outstanding services provided by Multilingual Citizens Program  in 2023 to children and their families in our community.  The program met all of its outcomes and together we are making an impact to meet needs in our community that reaffirm our commitments.
 
On behalf of the Children’s Board, Congratulations! All of our thanks go out to you and your staff."

María Negrón

Director of Programs | Children's Board of Hillsborough County

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“Literacy is the great equalizer. PNC supports the ReDefiners World Languages programs in Tampa because we recognize that economic vitality and a brighter future begins with better language skills supported by quality educational opportunities for children and families.” 

Chad Loar

PNC regional president for West & Central Florida | PNC Foundation