Jane Mrosko, the Travelers Aid program director at JFK Airport, was raised on the West Coast and Midwest and did not arrive in New York until just a year before joining Travelers Aid.
Jane was born in California, but spent most of her childhood and early teens in Oregon, followed by Iowa, and then Minnesota. She married and then moved with her husband, Micah, to Japan, where they taught English to college-aged students for two-and-a-half years.
Jane completed her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and worked as a medical social worker before moving to New York in 2000. Jane and Micah have two children and two dogs, and together they enjoy playing games, watching movies, and trying new places to eat, especially if ice cream is involved!
Jane has had some interesting jobs (ask her how she landed a job at an Italian bakery that was frequented by some "wise guys"), but Travelers Aid has been one of the most monumental. In 2001, a month after Sept. 11, Jane began her career with Travelers Aid. The opportunity to work with hundreds of amazing volunteers whose energy and passion for helping others has been one of the main inspiring factors that continue to motivate Jane’s work at JFK and with the organization.