Cassandra Skolnick

she/her/hers

Vice President, Editor, and Writer

Class of 2022

Cassandra is a rising senior majoring in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a specialization in Gender and Social Change, and minors in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the Founder and President of S.A.F.E., an SBU Alumni Association Leader of the Future, Center Coordinator for Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services, Chairwoman of the Stony Brook Office of Multicultural Affairs Women’s History Month Committee, Research Assistant for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, and Stony Brook University Senate Student Representative serving on the Arts and Sciences Committee. Cassandra is passionate about promoting progressive social change and is planning to attend law school to pursue her J.D., focusing on advocacy and legal services for immigrants, the LGBTQ* community, and women. Cassandra is actively involved with advocating for social justice and equality, challenging local laws and regulations that inadvertently discriminate on minority groups.


Publications

Colleges Pressure Students Away from the Humanities

by Cassandra Skolnick, March 7, 2021 The emphasis on STEM-related majors at colleges and universities has been aggressively fueled by the growing influence of educational systems and political propaganda (Wright). Job seeking websites—including Monster.com—stated that when it came to the highest-paid industries, “…No surprise, STEM majors—science, technology, engineering, and math—came out on top” (Monster.com). Based…

Supreme Court Packing – How safe is the precedent established by Obergefell v. Hodges?

by Cassandra Skolnick, October 30, 2020 The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg left the United States in insurmountable mourning. While many of us took time to reflect on the life of a human rights icon, conservatives fixated on the opportunity to pack another conservative justice into an already ideologically polarized Supreme Court (hereto…

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