Lillian Jahani

Education: Seton Hall University – B.A.; The New School – M.A.; Teacher’s College, Columbia University – M.A.

Lillian was born in Uppsala, Sweden to Armenian parents who were born in Iran. She moved to the United States at the age of 13. After spending her early years in America, in the suburbs of New Jersey, she considers herself a proud Jersey girl with a global outlook, who also speaks three languages.

After completing her degree in Journalism from Seton Hall University, Lillian went straight into grad school at The New School in NYC, her favorite place on earth.

During her graduate program at The New School, she continued to travel the world, looking to discover her “calling”, while working within the non-profit sector. Her passion and work within human rights, global development and history led her to Teachers College, Columbia University. After graduating from TC, Lillian started teaching 9th grade global history in the Lower East Side. Lillian loves to see young minds bloom into independent thinkers with agency and a passion for the humanities. Often her lessons will leverage her own experiences and global outlook to inspire her students to do so.

Lillian currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend from Dublin, Ireland (who also happens to LOVE history and is very helpful for lesson planning). Together they love to explore New York City, travel whenever and wherever they can, go to concerts, and spend time with family and friends.