Selam is a recent graduate of The George Washington University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. Growing up in Blaine, Minnesota, she was a high school participant in the ThreeSixty Journalism program at the University of St. Thomas. Since then she has published articles in the Pioneer Press and DCist.
As a first-generation college student, Selam is very passionate about equity in education. During college she worked as a tour guide and customer service assistant in her university admissions office. Her most interesting campus tour was with a group of diplomats from Egypt, who awarded her a scroll of papyrus as a thank you gift at the end of the tour.
In her free time, Selam can be found reading, playing with her two-year old nephew or binge-watching bad (or good) TV.