Selorm Quist (United States) is an international relations practitioner and lifelong educator who focuses on racism, diversity, and the African diaspora. A native of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the child of West African immigrants, Selorm has experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of pluralistic societies and identities. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, earning the Jay Rumney Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Selorm recently completed her Master’s degree in International Affairs, during which she conducted research on racial identity development among Ghanaian immigrants to the United States and intragroup skin tone discrimination, or colorism, within transnational Black communities. In line with this substantive interest and her commitment to equity within multicolored communities, she served as an intern this year for the global social initiative Colorism Healing.
Alumni of the UNAOC Fellowship Program
Read about the alumni of the Fellowship Programme of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.