Meet the team
Roslyn Sotero (she/her)
With nearly a decade of experience as a Boricua community educator in the city of Waterbury, Roslyn Cecilia's (she/her) work has focused primarily on engaging youth, families and practitioners in critical learning about race, culture, gender & sexuality as it relates to the liberation of historically oppressed communities.
Over the years, Roslyn has worked for and partnered with several organizations and academic institutions to facilitate meaningful dialogue and relationships that center radical love, powerful vulnerability and all the messiness that comes with our desire to acknowledge, heal and transform.
Currently, Roslyn serves as the Director of Community Schools at Waterbury Bridge to Success. Roslyn manages the BOOST Community Schools Initiative at four PreK-8 schools, establishing, evaluating and providing third-party accountability to school-based partnerships that support the success and well-being of all students, families, school personnel and the community at large. Roslyn also supports BTS's focus on racial equity via facilitation of the Positive Youth Development CAN. She is an active member of WPS District Equity Leadership Team (DELT), supporting the District's efforts to roll out its Racial Equity Agenda & Policy.
Additionally, Roslyn continues to invest in grassroots organizing efforts to support community learning and coalition building. She is the founder of and curator for the Boricua Book Club, a virtual space for Boricuas of all intersecting identities to center Puerto Rican-created content and stories. As a result of the Book Club, Roslyn is also the co-founder of Colectivo Bámbula - a coalition of Anti-racist Eduvists cultivating Puerto Rican liberation politic, artistry and scholarship with the intent to re-imagine and honor ancestral knowledge and work towards the decolonization of the past, present and future. She is also the co-founder of Waterbury Empowers the People to ACT! (WEPA), organizing Latinxs in Waterbury around an anti-racist agenda to support Black Lives.
Roslyn holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. She is a certified Affiliate Practitioner of Courageous Conversations as created and founded by Pacific Educational Group.