Tea Pšorn, Admissions and Operations Manager
Partnering individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds to collaborate allows for the creation of inclusive and sustainable policies and systems that will guide and shape health equity. I am excited to join not only a team that directly impacts who the new class of fellows will be, but also an organization and community that are committed to achieving human rights
Prior to joining GHC, Tea has spent seven years working in the Refugee Resettlement field. In her most recent role, Tea was responsible for expanding refugee services to Westchester and the surrounding Lower Hudson Valley counties by building and strengthening community and governmental relations, in addition to working with staff and local partners to provide direct services to clients.
Previously, Tea worked at a resettlement agency in Boston, MA where she headed the Reception and Placement Program that welcomed 240 refugees annually. These roles each included managing the department’s 3-5 staff along with AmeriCorps volunteers and interns.
As a former refugee from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tea understands the needs and barriers that refugees and immigrants face when they first arrive in the United States and has been committed to advocating for their rights. Tea holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Human Rights from the University of Connecticut. During her time at UConn, Tea was a campus activist engaging and educating students about social issues, such as reproductive justice, health, and human rights and freedoms.
Tea lives in Brooklyn and spends most weekends exploring new cafes or browsing bookstores.