Cassandra Skolnick

she/her/hers

Vice President, Events Coordinator, Editor, and Writer

Class of 2022

Cassandra is a senior majoring in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a specialization in Gender and Social Change and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the Founder and President of the non-profit organization S.A.F.E., an Alumni Leader of the Future with the SBU Alumni Association, Center Coordinator for SBU’s LGBTQ* Services, Research Assistant in the WGSS department, Student Representative and Arts and Sciences Committee Member for the University Senate, and Chairwoman of the SBU Office of Multicultural Affairs Women’s History Month Committee. Cassandra is passionate about promoting progressive social change and plans to pursue her J.D., focusing on advocacy and legal services for marginalized communities. Cassandra is also actively involved with advocating for social justice and equality, notably challenging local state laws and regulations that inadvertently are responsible for discrimination and oppression.


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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