Veronica Hitchen

Veronica Hitchen is the Program Coordinator for the Medical Engagement team at ROR GNY. As an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke College, she studied Psychology and Education with an emphasis on literacy development. Before joining ROR GNY, she worked as a second-grade teacher and as a logistics manager for a summer camp based on the Percy Jackson book series. These roles showed her the importance of instilling a holistic passion for reading in children. It can – and should – be encouraged as a tool for learning, creativity, and social connection. Veronica is excited for this new opportunity to promote literacy as a vehicle for equity within Greater New York. 

Her favorite books as a child included Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.