Sarafina Mugavero was born and raised in Roseto, Pennsylvania. She studied English Literature at Marywood University. Her first teaching experience was at SCOLA, a non-profit organization where she taught adults English. Those people inspired her to earn her MSEd in TESOL at Queens College. She taught at The International High School at LaGuardia Community College for almost ten years. Since having her children, she has joined the Long Branch High School community and is excited to teach ESL 2.