Krista M Soria


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Research interests

  • Experiences of students during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • High-impact educational programs and practices that promote college students’ engagement, development, sense of belonging, and persistence
  • Food insecurity and housing insecurity
  • Campus climate
  • Undergraduate and graduate students' mental health
  • College students’ leadership development, civic and community engagement, and engagement in social change and social justice
  • Experiences of underrepresented and marginalized students in higher education, including low-income, first-generation, working-class, and immigrant college students
  • Benefits of strengths-based approaches and initiatives for college students’ engagement, academic success, self-efficacy, and retention
  • Academic libraries and effects on students' success 

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Interest Keywords

  • social class
  • higher education
  • campus climate
  • first-generation students
  • working-class students
  • community engagement
  • academic libraries
  • community service
  • leadership
  • leadership development
  • high-impact practices
  • study abroad
  • internationalization
  • internationalization at home
  • first-year college students
  • academic programs
  • academic advising
  • social change
  • engagement
  • sense of belonging
  • undergrad education
  • underrepresented students
  • parental divorce
  • strengths
  • strengthsfinder
  • civic engagement
  • democratic engagement
  • service-learning
  • assessment
  • surveys
  • research universities
  • professional writing
  • technical writing
  • intercultural skills
  • retention
  • persistence
  • student development
  • student development theory
  • college development
  • college success
  • undergraduates
  • mental health
  • graduate students
  • political engagement
  • COVID-19
  • food insecurity
  • housing insecurity


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