Tea Rozman Clark
Co-Founder & Executive DirectorCompany: Green Card Voices
Role: DIB Presenter / Session Presenter Sessions: Using Storytelling as a Tool to Educate, Empower, and Build Empathy Across Difference (Learning Lab 1) | Using Storytelling to Educate, Empower, & Build Empathy Across Difference
Tea Rozman Clark is the executive director of Green Card Voices. Previously, she worked for Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network, a New York City nonprofit working with immigrants from the former Yugoslavia.
Tea is an NYU graduate with a degree in Near and Middle Eastern studies and has a PhD in cultural history, specializing in oral history recording, from the University of Nova Gorica. She is a first-generation immigrant from Slovenia and a 2015 Bush Leadership Fellow.
Born in Yugoslavia, Tea moved to U.S. at the age of 20 after receiving the George Soros Open Society Scholarship. She moved to Minneapolis in 2012 and soon after co-founded Green Card Voices. Through this work, she has interviewed close to 400 immigrants coming from over 120 countries, residing in 7 states. Under her leadership, the organization has expanded from Minnesota to North Dakota, Georgia, and Wisconsin. She has edited the organization’s six books, including the four Green Card Youth Voices volumes, Green Card Entrepreneur Voices, and Voices on Immigrant Storytellers (Teaching Guide), as well as the latest Story Stitch card game. Rozman Clark is a recipient of the 2015 Bush Leadership Fellowship.