Dr. Anne Desrosiers


Dr. Anne Desrosiers graduated with her PhD in Contemporary Learning & Interdisciplinary Learning from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education in 2019. As an entrepreneur, world traveler and agent of change, Anne’s role as Founder/Executive Director of The World is Your Oyster (TWIYO pronounced twee-yo) since 2013 and passion for world travel informed her research areas of experiential learning, positive youth development, and global competence. To that end, Anne has personally traveled to 59 countries, and traveled with over 100 youth to Martha’s Vineyard, Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden in her work as scholar and philanthropist.

For over a decade, Anne has used education and curriculum writing as a platform for social justice and to support inner city youth in harnessing their true leadership and intellectual potential. Raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn and a proud Haitian-American, first generation immigrant, Anne has employed culturally responsive pedagogy, didactic teaching, and performance to reach her U.S./AP U.S. History students in both high & middle schools. Traveling to 6 out of the 7 continents and 56 countries to date—Anne has spoken to students, on panels, and at conferences internationally.

As a facilitator, Anne has hosted workshops, professional development trainings, and special events in her multiple areas of expertise.

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