Rajni Bhargava is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University (NYU) and teaches Hindi at the three main proficiency levels. She is an ACTFL certified tester and serves as the Assessment Expert for the Hindi and Urdu language programs at NYU. She has also been the coordinator and language expert for the STARTALK Arabic, Hindi and Urdu Teacher Training Summer Institute at NYU. Since 2009 Rajni has been involved in sustaining Hindi instruction as well as training teachers from community and public schools. She is a Hindi poetess with publications in books, print and web magazines. She has participated in numerous poetry conventions and language pedagogy conferences or workshops.