Selma Newbill, she/her

Class of 2025

selma.newbill@duke.edu
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Selma was born in Amman, Jordan then split her upbringing between Vermont and the deep south of Mississippi. She graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi in Political Science and English with Summa Cum Laude distinction in May 2021. Over the past 5 years, Selma has interned for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and Network for Victim Recovery of DC and has completed Dartmouth’s Tuck Business Bridge program, The University of Chicago’s Data and Policy Summer Scholar program, and is a 2019 member of Harvard Kennedy’s Public Policy Leadership Cohort. After graduation, Selma began working at Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) as a Survivor Advocate in Washington DC where she has provided advocacy and long term case management support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking as well on-scene crisis responses at crime scenes and at hospitals. At Duke, Selma is most interested in Social Policy, with a focus in Criminal Justice and the ties that those policies have to the treatment and accessibility afforded to people who have experienced life-altering crimes.

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