Bailey Romano grew up outside of New Orleans in Slidell, Louisiana, and attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies in 2012. After graduation, she moved to Cincinnati to pursue a Masters at HUC-JIR in Jewish studies specializing in American Jewish history. While attending HUC-JIR, she taught fifth grade religious school and sixth grade Hebrew school at Isaac M. Wise Temple. Following her graduation from HUC-JIR in May of 2014, she traveled to Israel to begin her rabbinical studies at the Jerusalem campus. After returning to the US, she worked at Camp Daisy and Harry Stein as Judaics Director before returning to Cincinnati for her second year. This year she was the student Rabbi at Congregation Oheb Shalom in Sandusky, Ohio, where she will continue to serve for the 2016–2017 year as well. She also served this year as the TJF Fellow at Isaac M. Wise Temple, where she taught sixth-grade Jewish history and sixth grade Hebrew. This summer she will work at Rockdale Temple as the TJF Summer Fellow. Bailey is very passionate about Jewish education, especially experiential learning. Because of this, she hopes to pursue a dual master’s degree from HUC-JIR and Xavier University in Jewish Education Administration.