Krista Soria

Krista Soria - Director of Student Affairs Assessment
Director of Student Affairs Assessment
Office of Institutional Research
  • Campus Affairs
  • Research


Krista M. Soria works as an analyst with the Office of Institutional Research at the University of Minnesota.

Soria is interested in researching high-impact practices that promote undergraduates' development and success, the experiences of first-generation and working-class students in higher education, and programmatic efforts to enhance college students' leadership development, civic responsibility, and engagement in social change. 

Soria has worked for more than a decade in higher education, serving as an admissions advisor, TRIO education advisor, academic advisor, and adjunct faculty member for the University of Minnesota, Bethel University, Hamline University, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles on a wide variety of topics in higher education, edited four books on college students' community engagement and perceptions of campus climate, and written a volume on social class in higher education: "Welcoming Blue-Collar Scholars into the Ivory Tower: Developing Class-Conscious Strategies for Student Success." 

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