About the Author

Cav. Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D. specialized academically in applied linguistics, Bilingual/ multicultural Education, English as a Second Language, and urban education, at Beaver College (now Arcadia University), the University of Mexico, Trenton State College (the College of New Jersey), and Rutgers University. She utilized those skills in her extensive experience working in the New Jersey Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division, known as The Office of Equal Educational Opportunity, and as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Trenton Board of Education.

She also ensured issues of Equity were integrated throughout her volunteer work as a member and Chair of The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission from 2002 to the present, and in her 18 years of consular service as Honorary Vice Consul for Italy, in Trenton, and as a ..Consular Correspondent for Italy.

She resides in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.