Dr. Selena T. Rodgers, associate professor is named founding director of the M.S.W. Program at CUNY York College, making her the first African American female to lead the first graduate social work program in Queens, New York within the City University of New York. Her research includes historical trauma, vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth (PTG) in various populations and publications in refereed journals and other scholarly platforms with emphasis on structural oppression through an intersectional lens. She is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and past United States Delegate to South Korea, inaugural CSWE Delegate to Cuba and expert evaluator for Romanian and U.S. Fulbright Commissions. Prior to joining York, Dr. Rodgers, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), spent over a decade providing culturally competent, mental health services for adolescents with experiences of violence and sexual trauma and as an administrator at Safe Horizon, Inc., the largest victim-assistance agency in the United States. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and PhD from Adelphi University.