Selma (Skrijelj)

An advocate, activist, and social scientist who is dedicated to improving the experiences of first-generation college students by developing programs that prioritize and meet the needs of students.

Selma Ċ krijelj is the assistant director of the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program. In this capacity, Selma developed and directs the Kessler Alliance of First-Generation Pioneers mentoring program. She is also the program coordinator and student success mentor for the Transfer Honors Program.

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Academic Interests

Education and Society
  • First-Generation College Students
  • Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Stratification/Mobility
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Higher Education Policy Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • Social Change
  • Migration/Immigration
  • Social Control
  • Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
  • Social Psychology
  • Socialization

Master of Arts
Queens College
Data Analytics and Applied Social Research
Associate of Arts
LaGuardia Community College
Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities

  • *Non-CUNY